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CMS Releases Guidance on HCBS Transition Planning

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On September 5, 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an additional component of the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Toolkit. The new document offers guidance to State Medicaid Agencies and other stakeholders on the statewide transition planning process. States operating a section 1915(c) waiver or a section 1915(i) state plan benefit that was in effect prior to March 17, 2014 are required to submit a Statewide Transition Plan to CMS within 120 days of the state's first 1915(c) or 1915(i) renewal or amendment (or by March 17, 2015 if no renewals or amendments are expected before that date). The Statewide Transition Plan describes how a state will comply with the requirement for residential and non-residential settings detailed in the HCBS final regulation published January 16, 2014.

View the Statewide Transition Plan Toolkit

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