Friday, October 31, 2014

Public Comment Period for #Waiver Transition Plan

To: Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Providers and Stakeholders 
From: Nicole Norvell, Director, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services 
Re: State Wide Transition Plans for Public Comment 
Date: October 31, 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 two comprehensive transition documents outlining Indiana’s plans to meet the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rules for both the Family Supports (FSW) and the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waivers.

The transition plans include information about Indiana’s assessment process to date; plans for continuing assessments; how compliance will be identified; and the strategies to be utilized to come into compliance with the HCBS rules. 

The plans for both waivers will be submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) no later than December 31, 2014 and are available for review on the DDRS Draft Policies for Public Comment webpage. 

Comments and suggestions will be accepted for a period of 30 days, ending on December 1, 2014 and may be emailed to DDRSpolicies@fssa.in.gov or submitted in writing to: 
Waiver Public Comment 
c/o The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services 
402 W. Washington St., Rm. W451 
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2243 

DDRS will also provide an opportunity for public comment during the DDRS quarterly provider meeting on November 7, 2014 and during other meetings and events being held in November, 2014.

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