Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Public Comment Period for HCBS Waiver Rule

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is seeking public input on Version 6 of the Statewide Transition Plan (STP) that includes updates and additional detail on site specific assessment results. The plan will be open for public comment for 30 days, January 18 – February 17, 2017. Visit the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule Web page for more details.

This comment period will allow all HCBS members, providers and stakeholders an opportunity to provide input to the plan. Comments and input regarding the amended STP may be submitted in the following ways:  Email: HCBSrulecomments@fssa.in.gov  Written comments should be sent to: State of Indiana FSSA/OMPP Attn: HCBS Final Rule - Kelly Flynn, Manager, State Plan and Waivers 402 W. Washington St., Rm. W374 MS - 07 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739

All comments will be tracked and summarized. The summary of comments in addition to a summary of modifications made in response to the public comments will be added to the modified STP. In cases where the State's determination differs from public comment, the additional evidence and rationale the State used to confirm the determination will be added to the modified STP. The modified STP will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by March 31, 2017. Once it is submitted, the updated STP will be posted on the Final Rule Web page. Paper copies are available upon request. Printed copies are also posted in all local Division of Family Resources offices.

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