HCBS - Statewide Draft Transition Plan

HCBS – Revised Statewide Draft Transition Plan

A final federal rule, published in January 2014, created requirements for home and community-based settings in Medicaid programs operated under sections 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) of the Social Security Act.  The requirements support opportunities to maximize access to the benefits of community living and to receive services in the most integrated setting for Home and Community-Based Service program participants. States were required to submit a statewide transition plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that covers all of the State’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based programs.

The State Medicaid Agency in conjunction with DSHS, submitted a statewide transition plan to CMS on March 11, 2015. This plan received initial approval on November 4, 2016 and the state is currently seeking final plan approval.  The statewide transition plan has been revised based on CMS and stakeholder feedback.  The newly revised statewide transition plan is posted for public comment here.

DSHS welcomes all comments on the draft statewide transition plan.  Comments may be emailed to Tracey Rollins at Tracey.Rollins@dshs.wa.gov.  Comments may be mailed to Tracey Rollins at the address listed below. 

Tracey Rollins
Home and Community Services Division
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
P.O. Box 45600
Olympia, WA 98504-5600

DSHS will receive comments through 5:00 pm on April 14, 2017.   Please contact Tracy Rollins if you would like a paper copy of the plan.