Policies/Rules

Transition Plan for Complying with New HCBS Rules

Revised HCBS Transition Plan PDF    
Concise Summary: The State of Maine has submitted a revised HCBS Transition Plan on June 23, 2016, based on feedback from CMS. Above is a copy of the plan. A copy of the Transition Plan may also viewed at any regional Office for Family Independence (regional DHHS office). A printed copy may be obtained by calling Ginger Roberts-Scott at 207-624-4048 or emailing her at ginger.roberts-scott@maine.gov.
Submit Comments (Opens in new window) - No comment deadline Posted: July 8, 2016
 
Draft Transition Plan for Complying with New HCBS Rules PDF Graphic (PDF)   
Concise Summary: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented new rules governing Medicaid-funded Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) authorized under 1915(c), 1915(i) and 1915(k) of the Social Security Act. The new rules set standards for person-centered planning, conflict-free case management, and the settings in which HCBS is provided. The rules became effective March 17, 2014. For the standards that apply to HCBS settings, DHHS must submit a “Transition Plan” to CMS. The Transition Plan must document compliance with the rules and develop a plan for addressing noncompliance. A copy of the Transition Plan may be viewed at any regional Office for Family Independence (a list of the offices and locations can be found at this link http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/DHSaddresses.htm ) or a printed copy may be obtained by calling Ginger Roberts-Scott at 207-624-4048 or emailing at ginger.roberts-scott@maine.gov.
Submit Comments (Opens in new window) - Comment Deadline: January 31, 2015 Posted: December 31, 2014