Wyoming Comprehensive Waiver Transition Plan
On March 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) promulgated new federal regulations that set new standards for Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) Settings. The new standards require the state to have all HCB Settings come into compliance within 5 years of March 17, 2014. The federal regulations are 42 CFR 441.301(c)(4)-(5). CMS posted additional guidance to help states assess compliance and remediate areas that are not fully incompliance. More information on the rules can be found on the CMS website at www.medicaid.gov/hcbs .The new requirements address standards for informed choice, protecting the rights of participants, requiring settings to be integrated, not isolating to participants, and not institutional in nature or in its characteristics. To adhere to these rules, each state must submit a transition plan to assess the current settings and implement remediation with the areas of non-compliance within a 5-year timeline.
- Medicaid Agencies
- Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)