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1915(c) and 1915(i) Home and Community-Based (HCB) Setting Transition Plan and Timeline

1915(c) and 1915(i) Home and Community-Based (HCB) Setting Transition Plan and Timeline

Background
On Jan. 16, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule, effective March 17, 2014, which amends the requirements for qualities of home and community-based (HCB) settings. These requirements reflect CMS’s intent that individuals receive services and supports in settings that are integrated in and support full access to the greater community. The final rule requires the use of a person-centered planning process to develop a participant/beneficiary’s annual Plan for Services and Supports (PSS). A summary of the requirements included in the final rule is provided below.  The complete set of federal regulations for the final regulations can be found on the Home and Community Based Services webpage on the CMS website.

Revised Statewide Transition Plan
The transition plan, public notice, public hearing locations and times, and public comments can be accessed for the 1915(c) and 1915(i) HCB setting transition plan by clicking the link below:

Public Hearings
Three public hearings and teleconferences regarding the contents of this notification will be held as follows:

  • Thursday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Hattiesburg Regional Office, 6971 Lincoln Road Extension, Hattiesburg, MS 39402. To join the teleconference dial toll-free 1-877-820-7831 and enter the participant passcode 3599662.
  • Tuesday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Grenada Regional Office, 1109 Sunwood Drive, Grenada, MS 38901-6601.  To join the teleconference dial toll-free 1-877-820-7831 and enter the participant passcode 3599662.
  • Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson Regional Office, 5360 I-55 North, Jackson, MS 39211. To join the teleconference dial toll-free 1-877-820-7831 and enter the participant passcode 3599662.

Comments
The 1915(c) and 1915(i) HCB settings public notice, Statewide Transition Plan, submitted comments, and the Division of Medicaid’s responses are available for review on the Division of Medicaid’s website homepage at medicaid.ms.gov, at each Medicaid Regional Office, at each Mississippi State Department of Health clinic, at the Issaquena Department of Human Services office, at each Assisted Living facility, at each Adult Daycare facility, and Case Management agency.

To request a copy of the Statewide Transition Plan contact:

Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Office of Policy
550 High Street, Suite 1000
Jackson, Mississippi
39201

Phone: 601-359-5248
Email: Margaret.Wilson@medicaid.ms.gov

Written comments will be received by mail at:

Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Office of Policy
550 High Street, Suite 1000
Jackson, Mississippi
39201

or by email to Margaret.Wilson@medicaid.ms.gov from March 11 through April 10, 2015.

Comments are available in the Revised Statewide Transition Plan and Timeline clean April 24, 2015 document above.