OCDD Home and Community-Based Services Setting Transition Plan

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued regulations that define the settings in which it is permissible for states to pay for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The purpose of these regulations is to ensure that individuals receive Medicaid HCBS in settings that are integrated in and support full access to the greater community. The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) has developed a transition plan to evaluate HCBS settings within the Children's Choice Waiver, Residential Options Waiver, Supports Waiver, and the New Opportunities Waiver to assure that the requirements of the rule are being met.

Louisiana Statewide Transition Plan (STP):  

In compliance with CMS’ requirements, the Department of Health is planning to submit the final transition plan to CMS that explains how the state will bring its HCBS waivers into compliance with the new regulations. The department has determined that it is necessary to update the statewide transition plan and hereby gives public notice of the intent to submit the updated transition plan to CMS for final approval. The update to the statewide transition plan is contingent on CMS’ approval.

The Louisiana Department of Health invites you to review and comment on our updated HCBS Statewide Transition Plan addendum. To request a hard copy, email OCDD-hcbs@la.gov  or call (225) 342-0095. You may submit comments electronically to OCDD-hcbs@la.gov with STP Public Notice Comments in the Subject line or by mail to:

Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
Attention: STP Public Notice Comments
Post Office Box 3117
Baton Rouge, LA  70821-3117

The Louisiana Statewide Transition Plan for Compliance with the CMS Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule

The deadline for Receipt of all written comments is May 22, 2022 by 4.30 pm.

Resources

WEBINAR: BIG PICTURE:COMING INTO COMPLIANCE WITH CMS SETTINGS RULE

Home and Community-Based Services Setting Transition Plans for other LDH offices.

Information from the OCDD Home and Community-Based Meeting held Monday, November 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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