Connecticut Statewide Transition Plan for Alignment with the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
~~In January 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for home and community-based services (HCBS) that requires states to review and evaluate home and community based (HCB) settings, including residential and non-residential settings. Connecticut developed a Statewide Transition Plan (STP), Connecticut Statewide Transition Plan for Alignment with the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Regulation’s Settings Requirements to determine compliance with the HCB settings requirements. The STP has been updated several times to respond to CMS issues. …
In correspondence dated October 21, 2016, CMS granted initial approval of the STP. However, CMS noted additional issues that need to be addressed before final approval can be granted. This amendment addresses the outstanding issues identified by CMS It is important to note that this amendment does not replace the STP. Instead it is a supplement to and builds on the STP and demonstrates the evolution of the State’s activities to determine compliance with all applicable federal requirements. The amendment should be viewed along with the STP to provide the comprehensive picture of Connecticut compliance activities. The amendment is posted on the website at:
The STP (and any amendments) is a living document that will continue to be updated as activities are completed and issues are identified.