Updated Transition Plan to Implement the Settings Requirement for Home and Community Based Services CMS Final Rule (1/14 – 3/1/16)

Rhode Island

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
The purpose of the Conversion Institute is defined in the Consent Decree. “The Sheltered Workshop Conversion Institute will be designed to assist qualified providers of sheltered workshops services to convert their employment programs to include Supported Employment Services. The Sheltered Workshop Conversion Institute will provide individual analysis, technical assistance, and support to each qualified provider of sheltered workshop services, and will support individual providers in a process of conversion and transformation of service options.”
….The day habilitation programs, including community based day program, supported employment and employment programs are all under the DOJ consent decree, there is no current need to offer any other type of relocation process for those beneficiaries.
Supported Employment: Includes activities needed to sustain paid work by individuals receiving waiver services, including supervision, transportation and training. When supported employment services are provided at a work site in which persons without disabilities are employed, payment will be made only for the adaptations, supervision, and training required by an individual receiving waiver services as a result of his/her disabilities, and will not include payment for the supervisory activities rendered as a normal part of the business setting.
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Department of Health and Human Services
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