DDS CT Announces CMS Setting Rule Transition Plan
DDS Second Public Notice
July 16, 2014
DDS website: http://www.ct.gov/dds/cwp/view.asp?a=2042&q=548534
In January 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a requirement for states to review and evaluate current home and community based (HCB) service settings, including residential and nonresidential settings, and to demonstrate how our waivers comply with the new federal HCB Settings requirements that went into effect March 17, 2014. States are expected to develop a transition plan that reflects compliance by March 17, 2019.The federal regulations are 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(5). CMS posted additional guidance to help states assess compliance and remediate areas that are not fully incompliance.
More information on the rules can be found on the CMS website at: