OCDD HCBS Documents for Public Review and/or Comment  - Archives

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.

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ICf/IID Request for Information 

November 6, 2020

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) is submitting a Request for Information (RFI) for the purpose of gathering information from qualified Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) in Louisiana to serve 23 individuals with high risk behaviors and complex behavioral support needs. Providers responding with interest should outline demonstrated capacity and competency to timely support and provide treatment, medical services, assistance with activities of daily living, and related and necessary services to the identified individuals. Providers who are awarded a CEA will be required to support the 23 individuals identified by LDH in need of emergency placement beginning December 31, 2020.

 
The Request for Information will be posted from November 6, 2020 until November 11, 2020.  Click here to read the RFI, and the draft Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA). 
 
Interested providers may submit the requested documents via email to Julie Foster Hagan, Assistant Secretary for the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities at julie.hagan@la.gov.  The documents must be received by November 11, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.

 

Children's Choice Waiver (CC)

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the Children’s Choice Waiver application (LA.0361.R04.00) to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Louisiana Department of Health proposes to update the Waiver cap from $16,410 to $17,500, remove sub-specialties from Music Therapy, Art Therapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding and add each therapy as its own provider type. Implementation of the provisions of this waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for Public Comment from 10/30/2019 until 11/29/2019.  Click “here” to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention Children’s Choice Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov.  Please indicate CCW comments in the subject line of the email.  The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 11/29/2019 by 4:30 p.m.

A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region.  The HSD/A in your local region can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134, or by calling 866-783-5553.

Children's Choice Waiver Public Notice Amendment

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The Children’s Choice Waiver (CCW) Application (LA.022.04.00) is open for public comment.  Public Comments will be accepted from 12.19.2018 until 01.18.2019.

A hard copy of the renewal application is available for viewing at the Human Services District/Authority (HSD/A) in your region. The HSD/A in your region can be found at  http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553.

Interested persons may submit written comments to : The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P. O. Box 3117 (Bin #21), Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-3117, Attention: Children’s Choice Waiver Manager, or by email to: ocdd-hcbs@la.gov  The deadline for receipt of all written comments is January18, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.

 

The following Children’s Choice Waiver (CCW) draft renewal application will be submitted to CMS with a potential effective date of July 1, 2019. 

 

 

The Draft Children’s Choice  Amendment application (LA 0361.03.02) will be posted for public comment from 9.20.2017- 10.20.2017.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Children’s Choice Waiver Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553.

The deadline for receipt of all written comments is October 20, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

The following information will be posted for comment from 08.03.2016 - 09.02.2016: Please forward ALL comments related to the CC Waiver Amendment to Tanya.Murphy@la.gov

Children's Choice Amendment Pending CMS approval (LA.022.03.02) (August 2016)

 

New Opportunities Waiver (NOW)

Application for 1915(c) HCBS Waiver: Draft (LA.007.04.00)

The Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) Renewal to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Implementation of the provisions of this proposed waiver Renewal is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for public Comment from 7.21.2021 until 08.20.2021. Click "here" to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention New Opportunities Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov.  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at  http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 08.20.2021 by 4:30 p.m.

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The Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) application to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Implementation of the provisions of this proposed waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for public Comment from 10/22/2020 until 11/22/2020. Click "here" to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention New Opportunities Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .    The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 11/22/2020 by 4:30 p.m.

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The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) application (LA.0401.R03.03) to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Louisiana Department of Health proposes to add a supplemental payment to providers for supporting individuals with complex medical and behavioral needs.  Implementation of the provisions of this waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for Public Comment from 4/10//2019 until 5/10/2019. Click “here” to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention New Opportunities Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov.  Please indicate NOW comments in the subject line of the email.  The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 5/10/2019 by 4:30 p.m.

A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region.  The HSD/A in your local region can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134, or by calling 866-783-5553.

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The Draft New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) Amendment application (LA 0401) will be posted for public comment August 29, 2018 through September 28, 2018.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is September 28, 2018 by 4:30 p.m.

 

The amendment is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to add a new service for individuals with complex medical and behavioral needs.

 

 

The Draft New Opportunities Waiver (NOW)  Amendment application (LA 0401.03.02) will be posted for public comment from 9.20.2017- 10.20.2017.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: New Opportunities Waiver Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is October 20, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

The following information will be posted for comment from 08.03.2016 - 09.12.2016: Please forward ALL comments related to the NOW Waiver Renewal to Kim.Kennedy@la.gov

  • NOW Application Part 1 - Major Changes, Appendix A - Waiver Admin and Operations, Appendix B - Level of Care
  • NOW Application Part 2 - Appendix C - Participant Services
  • NOW Application Part 3 - Appendix D - Plan of Care, Appendix E - Participant Directed, Appendix F - Participant Rights
  • NOW Application Part 4 - Appendix G - Participant Safeguards, Appendix H - Quality Improvement Strategy, Appendix I                                       - Financial Accountability, Appendix J - Cost Neutrality 

The comment period for the New Opportunities Waiver Renewal has been extended to September 12, 2016 due to recent flood events.

 

 

Residential Wavier (ROW)

The Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the Residential Options Waiver (ROW) application to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Implementation of the provisions of this proposed waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for public Comment from 03/25/2020 until 04/25/2020. Click "here" to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention Residential Options Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .    The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 04/25/2020 by 4:30 p.m.

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The Department of Health (LDH) intends to submit an amendment to the Residential Options Waiver (ROW) application (LA.0005.02.01) to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Implementation of the provisions of this proposed waiver amendment is contingent upon CMS approval.

The entire draft application will be posted for public Comment from 04/10/2019 until 05/10/2019. Click "here" to see the application.

Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, attention Residential Options Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .    The deadline for receipt of all written comments is 05/10/2019 by 4:30 p.m.

A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at  the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region.  The HSD/A in your local region can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134, or by calling 866-783-5553.

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The Residential Options Waiver (ROW) draft renewal application(LA.005.02.00) is open for public comment.  Public Comments will be accepted from 3.16.2018 until 4.14.2018.

Interested persons may submit written comments to : The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P. O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-3117, Attention: Residential Options Waiver Manager, or by email to: ocdd-hcbs@la.gov.

A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District/Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134/n/137 or by calling 866-783-5553.

 

The deadline for receipt of all written comments is April 14, 2018 by 4:30 pm.

 

The following Residential Options Waiver (ROW) draft renewal application will be submitted to CMS with a potential effective date of July 1, 2018.  It is broken into (3) parts for your review.

 

The Draft Residential Options Waiver (ROW)  Amendment application (LA 0472.01.05) will be posted for public comment from 9.20.2017- 10.20.2017.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Residential Options Waiver Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov . A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is October 20, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

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The following information will be posted for comment from 06.15.2016 - 07.29.2016: Please forward ALL comments related to the ROW Waiver Amendment to Jeannathan.Anderson2@la.gov

Residential Options Waiver (ROW) Amendment pending CMS approval (LA.0472.R01.02)(June2016)

This draft document with the tables is provided for the reader's convenience. See Part 1, Attachment #1 of the Amendment on pages 11 of 196, 12 of 196 and the top of page 196 which are related to the OAAS Community Choice (CCW) and the Adult Day Healthcare(ADHC)waiver recipients who have a OCDD Statement of Approval (SOA) moving into OCDD's Residential Options Waiver (ROW)-(June 2016)

 

 

Supports Waiver (SW)

 

The Draft Supports Waiver Renewal application (LA.006.03.00) will be posted for public comment December 19, 2018- January 18, 2019.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Supports Waiver Program Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov .  A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is January 18, 2019 by 4:30pm.

 

The following Supports Waiver (SW) draft renewal application will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with a proposed effective date of 7.1.2019.

 

 

The Draft Supports Waiver (SW)  Amendment application (LA 0453.02.02) will be posted for public comment from 9.20.2017- 10.20.2017.  Interested persons may submit written comments to the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 3117 (Bin 21), Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3117, Attention: Supports Waiver Manager, or by email to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov . A hard copy of the application is available for viewing at the Human Services District / Authority (HSD/A) in your region which can be found at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/134 or by calling 866-783-5553. The deadline for receipt of all written comments is October 20, 2017 by 4:30 p.m.

The Supports Waiver Application Amendment is broken into 3 parts for your review.

Supports Waiver Application Amendment Part 1 :  Main Module and Appendix A-B

Supports Waiver Application Amendment Part 2:   Appendix C- G

Supports Waiver Application Amendment Part 3:  Appendix H- J and Quality Improvement Section

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Louisiana

Statewide Transition

CMS has reviewed all States' Statewide Transition Plans and provided feedback to each state on specific issues requiring revision or clarification in the STP. Louisiana received the CMS feedback letter October 15, 2015 and addressed the CMS isues in the document titled "LA Response to CMS STP Feedback Letter 12-18-15". This feedback letter refers to Appendices which contain more detailed information and this is found in the link "Appendices for LA Response to CMS STP Feedback Letter 12-18-15". In addition, corresponding revisions were made 12-18-15 to STP ("Revised LA STP with Tracked Changes 12-18-15") and the Current Work Plan Master ("Current Louisiana STP Work Plan Master Updated 12-18-15"). These four documents were submitted to CMS December 18, 2015.

Louisiana submitted the final draft of Louisiana's Statewide Transition Plan to CMS on March 17, 2015.  This plan is inclusive of Office of Behavioral Health, Office of Agining and Adult Services and the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities.

Any comments regarding Louisiana'sStatewide Transition Plan must be received by April 30, 2015 and can be sent to : OCDD-hcbs@la.gov

OCDD Home and Community-Based Public Forums

OCDD will hold two public forums involving the impact of the Home and Community-Based Settings Final Rule and Transition Plan. To view details regarding these events, please click here.

Power point presentation from Public Forums on February 2/11/2015 and 2/20/2015

OCDD Home and Community-Based Documents for Public Review and/or Input

Please provide any comments and/or input regarding Residential Options Waiver (ROW) by November 18, 2015 and sent to: ocdd-hcbs@la.gov

Note: To ensure clarity - Please note that we have posted as separate document, the draft ROW transition implementation plan to facilitate the OASS CCW and ADHC transition individuals who have OCDD SOA's.

The Notice of Intent related to the creation of a reserved capacity group for individuals with a developmental disability and who have a SOA for the Office of Citizens with Developmental Disability Services and who currently are enrolled in either OASS' Community Choice or Adult Day Health Care Wavier and to add the AdHC sevice to the ROW has been published in the October 20, 2015 LA Register page 2228 and 2229 at http://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osr/reg/regs2015.aspx

Any comments and/or input must be received by December 17, 2014 and may be sent to ocdd-hcbs@la.gov.

Please note that the public comment period has been extended through February 27, 2015 for the Supports Waiver and March 12, 2015 for the Residential Options Waiver. (Comment period is now closed)

OCDD Home and Community-Based Services Setting Provider Self-Assessment Tools

Any comments and/or input regarding either the Residential and/or Non-Residential provider self-assessment tools must be received by April 18, 2015 and sent to:  OCDD-hcbs@la.gov

 

 

 

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