Transition plan for home and community-based settings
In 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations in the Federal Register that changed the definition of home and community-based 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. CMS has given states until March 2022 to bring their systems into compliance with the new HCBS settings requirements.
DHS seeking applicants for HCBS Settings Review Panel
DHS plans to use an HCBS Settings Review Panel to review evidentiary packages of settings that CMS “presumes are not HCBS” after the public comment period but before submission to CMS, when:
- DHS does not believe the setting is HCBS
- Public comment raises concern that the setting has institutional or isolating qualities.
You may apply online or contact the DSD Response Center at 651-431-4300 or 1-866-267-7655 to help you to complete your application.