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To: Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Providers and Stakeholders
From: Nicole Norvell, Director, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
Re: State Wide Transition Plans for Public Comment - Updated
Date: November 6, 2014
The Family and Social Services Administration’s (FSSA) Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) and the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) have developed two comprehensive transition documents outlining Indiana’s plans to meet the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rules for both the Family Supports (FSW) and the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waivers
The transition plans include information about Indiana’s assessment process to date; plans for continuing assessments; how compliance will be identified; and the strategies to be utilized to come into compliance with the HCBS rules.
The plans for both waivers will be submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) no later than December 31, 2014 and are available for review on the DDRS Draft Policies for Public Comment webpage.
The full FSSA Statewide Transition plan, which includes plans for DDRS, Division of Aging and Division of Mental Health and Addiction, is posted at: http://www.in.gov/fssa/4917.htm. You are welcome to review this plan and comment on the changes outlined.
Comments and suggestions will be accepted for a period of 30 days, ending on December 1, 2014 and may be emailed to DDRSpolicies@fssa.in.gov or submitted in writing to:
Waiver Public Comment
c/o The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
402 W. Washington St., Rm. W451
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2243
DDRS will also provide an opportunity for public comment during the DDRS quarterly provider meeting on November 7, 2014 and during other meetings and events being held in November, 2014.