HCBS Statewide Transition Plan
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is developing a revised Statewide Transition Plan (STP) that will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in October 2016. The STP describes how the State will come into compliance with new Federal Home and Community-Based (HCB) Settings Final Rule that became effective March 17, 2014. These regulations are CMS 2249-F and CMS 2296-F, which affect 1115, 1915(c), 1915(i) and 1915(k) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers and State Plan programs. All 1115, 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) HCBS waivers and State Plan programs must be in full compliance with the new Federal rules by March 17, 2019.
DHCS invites all interested parties to review the revised STP, including the CBAS Transition Plan, and provide public input. The 30-day public comment period will begin on August 29, and ends on September 29, 2016. Public comments on the STP should be aubmitted via the STP Public Comment Template, available below.
Please mail or email public comments using the contact information below. DHCS will review all feedback and incorporate into the STP, as appropriate. Public input is essential to the development and implementation of the STP, and will assist the state to achieve approval of the STP and compliance with the HCB Settings Final Rule.
DHCS will host a statewide conference call on September 27, from 3pm to 5pm to discuss the revised STP, milestones and timelines, state strategies for HCB setting compliance, and any questions or concerns raised by stakeholder and the public.
To Participate in the Conference Call and Webinar
Please click here to access the webinar, and then enter the following information:
Conference number: PWXW9883924
Audience passcode: 5798596
For audio, call: 888-790-1780
Participant passcode: 5798596
To download the webinar please click here.
We are pleased to post for public viewing the revised California STP and attachments.
Department of Health Care Services
Long-Term Care Division
1501 Capitol Avenue, MS 4502
P.O. Box 997437
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
Prior California Statewide Transition Plan Reviewed by CMS
Public Comment Periods
DHCS conducted public comment periods for stakeholder feedback on the STP and On-Site Assessment and Provider Self-Survey Tools:
- Stakeholder Conference Call, August 20, 2015
- Draft STP Public Comment Period September 19, 2014, through October 20, 2014
Stakeholder Conference Call, October 21, 2014
Draft STP Public Comment Period November 7, 2014, through December 8, 2014
Stakeholder Conference Call, December 2, 2014
On-Site Assessment and Provider Self-Survey Tools Public Comment Period, May 22, 2015, through June 30, 2015
Draft STP Public Comment Period, July 2, 2015, through July 31, 2015
Draft STP, On-Site Assessment, and Provider Self-Survey Tools Stakeholder Conference Call, July 13, 2015
Final STP, On-Site Assessment, and Provider Self-Survey Tools Stakeholder Conference Call, August 20, 2015
Draft (December 19, 2014) HCBS Statewide Transition Plan
Draft (July 1, 2015) HCBS Statewide Transition Plan
Draft STP On-Site Assessment Tool - Residential
Draft STP On-Site Assessment Tool - Non-Residential
Draft Provider Self-Survey Tool - Residential
Draft Provider Self-Survey Tool - Non-Residential
HCB Settings Rule:
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information regarding the new Federal HCBS setting requirements, please visit:
Medicaid.gov Home and community-based services website
If you have additional questions or comments regarding the Statewide Transition Plan, please email STP@dhcs.ca.gov