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Dates and Deadlines

All states must submit to CMS a plan for transitioning their current HCBS system into compliance with the new rule by March 17, 2015. States submitting a 1915(c) waiver renewal or amendment before March 17, 2015 must include a transition plan in that submission. States then have 120 days from that submission date to submit a transition plan for the remainder of their HCBS system.

New: Virginia seeks Public Comment through March 29, 2019 on updated version of its proposed HCBS Plan at:

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State HCBS Transition Plan Homepage

Intellectual Disability Waiver Transition Plan – July 30, 2014

Integrated Day Activity Plan open for public comment until August 21, 2014.

Draft Transition Plan for ID Waiver open for public  comment until September 5, 2014

Intellectual Disability Waiver Transition Plan – December 18, 2014

Notice of Public Comment – February 5, 2015

Draft HCBS Statewide Transition Plan – comments due March 8, 2015

Justice in Aging Comments VA Transition Plan – March 9, 2015

Final HCBS Statewide Transition Plan – March 17, 2015

NEW Initial Approval with Milestones and a Resubmission Date. This letter is the communication CMS sends to the state notifying the state that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, the STP is sufficient, but systemic and/or site-specific assessments are not yet completed.  The response to the state will vary dependent on whether the state has or has not identified settings that are presumed to have institutional characteristics and any information the state may wish CMS to consider under the heightened scrutiny process. December 9, 2016

Clarifications and/or Modifications required for Initial Approval (CMIA): This letter notifies states that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, but CMS has identified issues that must be resolved in the Statewide Transition Plan (STP) prior to initial approval. CMS sent this letter to Virginia on August 20, 2015

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The Arc of Virginia Comments on ID Waiver Transition Plan

Virginia Board for People with Disabilities Comments on Draft Integrated Day Activity Plan

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One thought on “Virginia

    2015 DD Advocacy | Hanover Arc said:
    December 30, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    […] Waiver system in order to better comply with the DOJ Settlement Agreement and the new CMS Rule on home and community-based services (HCBS).  This will include a shift from congregate-based I/DD services that exist today to an approach […]

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