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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. 

Initial approval of Minnesota’s statewide transition plan

On June 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted Minnesota initial approval of its statewide transition plan to bring settings into compliance with the federal home and community-based services (HCBS) regulations.

To read more, see the June 2 letter from CMS to DHS (PDF)

HCBS settings deadline extension

On May 9, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that states have until March 2022 (three additional years) to bring their systems into compliance with the HCBS settings requirements. Note: The provider attestation deadlines previously announced by DHS remain the same. Read more about the deadlines and requirements in the Provider attestation section below. The new deadline of March 2022 is the deadline for the state to demonstrate that the entire system is compliant with the HCBS settings rule; the sooner we put the new requirements in place, the more time providers will have to transition fully, as needed.

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Minnesota's statewide transition plan

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