Notice of Statewide Transition Plan for Home and Community-Based Services Settings

Maine

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

“The revised Maine HCBS Statewide Transition Plan will be submitted to CMS in April 2020 and will be effective upon CMS approval. For the aspects of the rule that apply to HCBS settings, states have until March 2022 to ensure alignment of the states policies, programs, and provider settings with the federal settings criteria. States must submit a Statewide Transition Plan (STP) that describes the states overall strategies, processes, and resources it will deploy to complete all implementation efforts by the end of the transition period. The STP is also intended to serve as the states roadmap for implementing the federal HCBS rule with fidelity and outlines a detailed work plan and timeline for ensuring that all settings in which HCBS services are provided comply with the new standards by March 2022. The State of Maine is deeply committed to implementing the federal HCBS requirements with fidelity, and is using the rule as a catalyst for implementing other improvements to policy, payment, and practice associated with Medicaid-funded HCBS in an effort to improve access to and quality of HCBS services and options throughout the state. As such, the state has been working with stakeholders on several additional systems change efforts that complement the vision of the federal HCBS rule.”

Systems: 
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
Other: 
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Date Enacted: 
03/02/2020
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