Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an advance copy of revised Interpretive Guidelines for the Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) State Operations Manual. These Guidelines, commonly referenced as "Appendix J," are developed to clarify the intent Medicaid's Conditions of Participation. The new version will take effect on February 15, 2015.
The Interpretive Guidelines may be obtained from the CMS Website. Our partners at ANCOR did complete a thorough review of the changes last fall and offered extensive comments on recommended changes / modifications. INARF will be reviewing these documents against the final Guidelines, and will inform members of any significant findings.
We hope you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact your INARF office if you have any questions or need additional information.