Transition plan for home and community-based settings
The federal Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register, effective March 17, 2014, which, among other things, changed the definition of HCBS settings for the 1915(c) and 1915(i) Medicaid HCBS waivers. The new definition considers a person’s experience and outcomes in addition to a setting’s location, geography or physical characteristics.
Provider attestation deadline Sept. 1, 2017
All enrolled Minnesota home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver providers must have completed a process called attestation by Sept. 1, 2017, to demonstrate that they meet the new regulations under the HCBS rule or to indicate that they need more assistance. If you submitted a hardship extension request, you have until Dec. 31, 2017, to complete the attestation. More information is available at the attestation links below:
New laws 2017
DHS proposed changes to existing DHS licensing and housing with services requirements that became effective May 31, 2017. Please see the What’s new section below for detailed information.