NYSDOH Publishes Amended State Transition Plan

Carla Erhartic

The Department of Health (DOH) is submitting an amended Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Transition Plan (STP) as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) HCBS Final Rule. To read the full plan, please go to: https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/home_community_based_settings.htm

This document follows the initial STP and provides more specificity about both systemic and site compliance with the requirements of the rule, details the assessment process and remediation plans, and identifies categories of sites that will require heightened scrutiny.

The deadline for public comments is August 19, 2016 by close of business.  Please email comments to HCBSrule@health.ny.gov, or send written comments to:

New York State Department of Health Office of Health Insurance Program, Division of Long Term Care, Attn:  Deborah Rhatigan, One Commerce Plaza 99 Washington Ave., Suite 1620, Albany, NY 12210