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HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

 
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) submitted the revised Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 23, 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 has worked with partner agencies, including the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the California Department of Aging (CDA), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Stakeholders, and other entities to develop the revised STP and attachments.  DHCS is committed to working with partner agencies and stakeholders throughout the transition period.
 
CMS is currently reviewing California’s STP to determine whether the State may be given initial approval.  DHCS will continue to update the STP website with information regarding the STP and transition activities throughout the approval process and transition period.  DHCS encourages stakeholders to continue to visit the website for additional information and to email STP@dhcs.ca.gov with any questions.  DHCS has posted the revised STP below, and for reference, a track changes version so that stakeholders may identify changes made to the STP as a result of public comment and guidance from CMS.
 

 

Revised California Statewide Transition Plan, November 23, 2016 -Track Changes  

Public Comment Log (STP Draft August 29, 2016)

Public Comment Periods

DHCS conducted public comment periods for stakeholder feedback on the STP and On-Site Assessment and Provider Self-Survey Tools: 
 
  • Statewide Conference Call, September 27, 2016
  • Draft STP Comment Period, August 29, 2016, through September 29, 2016
  • Final STP, On-Site Assessment, and Provider Self-Survey Tools Stakeholder Conference Call, August 20, 2015 
  • Draft STP, On-Site Assessment, and Provider Self-Survey Tools Stakeholder Conference Call, July 13, 2015
  • Draft STP Public Comment Period, July 2, 2015, through July 31, 2015
  • On-Site Assessment and Provider Self-Survey Tools Public Comment Period, May 22, 2015, through June 30, 2015
  • Stakeholder Conference Call, December 2, 2014
  • Draft STP Public Comment Period November 7, 2014, through December 8, 2014
  • Stakeholder Conference Call, October 21, 2014
  • Draft STP Public Comment Period September 19, 2014, through October 20, 2014

  

Archive

Draft (August 29, 2016) HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

California Statewide Transition Plan, August 14, 2015

Draft (July 1, 2015) HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

Draft (December 19, 2014) 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

Additional Links

http://www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS/

https://www.aging.ca.gov/ProgramsProviders/ADHC-CBAS/HCB_Settings_Stakeholder_Activities/

HCB Settings Rule:

Fact Sheet

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
Last modified on: 1/4/2017 4:14 PM