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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.
The District of Columbia does not have an HCBS waiver or state plan benefit up for renewal before the March 17, 2015 deadline. The state has until March 17, 2015 to submit a transition plan to CMS. For more information visit Medicaid.gov.
On March 24, 2014 the Department of Health Care Finance & Department on Disability Services posted a public notice of proposed amendments and a proposed transition plan to the HCBS waiver for people with I/DD. The department held a public forum on April 9 and comments were due April 23, 2014.
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- Department of Disability Services website
- Waivers amendment info and public notice page
- HCBS IDD Waiver Amendments & Proposed Transition Plan
- Proposed Transition Plan for HCBS Waiver for People with IDD
- Public Notice of Proposed Transition Plan
- January 2015: Public Notice
- District-wide Transition Plan – comments due March 13, 2015
- Revised Transition Plan after public comment (March 13th version)
- 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 DC on August 13, 2015.
- Letter from CMS informing DC that they have granted both initial and final approval of its Statewide Transition Plan (STP) –October 6, 2017
- Final approval was granted because the state completed both its systemic assessment and its site-specific assessment, included the outcomes of both assessments in the STP, outlined remediation strategies to rectify issues that both assessments uncovered, and laid out its heightened scrutiny, ongoing monitoring and relocation processes. DC will need to provide quarterly written updates, and participate in quarterly phone discussions with the CMS team to review the state’s progress in implementing the STP. In addition, the state must work collaboratively with CMS to identify any areas that may need strengthening with respect to the state’s remediation, relocation, and heightened scrutiny processes as they implement each of the key elements of their state transition plan.
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