From: Nicole Norvell, Director, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
Re: Community Integration & Habilitation Waiver Renewal and Transition Plan; Opportunity for public
Date: July 7, 2014
The Family and Social Services Administration’s (FSSA) Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
(DDRS) and the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) have developed a high level transition
plan on how Indiana plans to meet the new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rules.
The transition plan will include how DDRS will review state standards, rules and policies; how DDRS will
assess community based settings and a timeline for doing so; a timeframe for the completion of a
comprehensive transition plan; a process for bringing all HCBS settings into compliance and a plan for
ensuring the health and safety of individuals.
To support the transition plan process, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has
reviewed a draft of Indiana’s plan and provided valuable feedback. Now, stakeholders are being asked
to provide public input and comment in order to allow Indiana to develop a comprehensive assessment
The high level transition plan and the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver application
will be submitted to the CMS no later than August 15, 2014. DDRS has posted the transition plan, for
review and comment, on the Draft Policies for Public Comment webpage.
Comments and suggestions will be received for a period of 30 days, ending on August 7, 2014, and may
be emailed to DDRSpolicies@fssa.in.gov or submitted in writing to:
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
402 W. Washington St., Rm. W451
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2243