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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Comment on Ohio's plan to comply with federal HCBS requirements

Reposted at the request of the Ohio Department of Aging

Public Notice and Request for Comment

Pursuant to the provision of title 42 Sections 441.301 and 441.304 of the Code of Federal Regulations, public notices are required for any of the following: new 1915(c) waiver, new 1915(i) state plan amendment, renewal of a 1915(c) waiver, and any amendment to a 1915(c) waiver that includes one or more substantive changes.

Draft HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

Post Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Comment End Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Purpose: The purpose of this posting is to provide public notice and receive public comments for consideration regarding the revisions made to the draft statewide transition plan following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) initial review of the plan, submitted by the State on March 13, 2015.

Background: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014, which became effective on March 17, 2014, implementing new requirements for Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(1), and 1915(k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers. These regulations require states to submit a transition plan for all the states’ 1915(c) waiver and 1915(i) HCBS state plan programs.

This plan sets forth the actions Ohio will take to operate all applicable HCBS programs in compliance with the final rules. The pertinent federal regulations are 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(6). More information can be found on the CMS website.

Summary Draft HCBS Statewide Transition Plan:
http://www.healthtransformation.ohio.gov/CurrentInitiatives/ExpandandStreamlineHCBS.aspx

Detail HCBS Statewide Transition Plan:
http://www.healthtransformation.ohio.gov/CurrentInitiatives/ExpandandStreamlineHCBS.aspx

A non-electronic copy of the Draft HCBS Statewide Transition Plan may be obtained by calling (614) 466-6742.

Public Comment Submission
Comments must be submitted by midnight of the comment period end date using one of the following options:

  • E-mail: HCBSfeedback@medicaid.ohio.gov
  • Written comments sent to: 
    HCBS Statewide Transition Plan 
    Ohio Department of Medicaid 
    P.O. Box 182709, 5th Floor 
    Columbus OH 43218
  • FAX: (614) 466-6945 (please include Attn. HCBS Statewide Transition Plan in the subject line)
  • Calling toll-free to leave a voicemail message at 1 (800) 364-3153.
  • Courier or in-person submission to Attn: BLTCSS, Lazarus Building, 50 W. Town St., Columbus OH 43218.

Click here for more information about Ohio's plan.

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