CMS Issues Request for Clarifications and/or Modifications in the HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

September 21, 2015

In a letter dater August 20, 2015, CMS has requested clarification and/or modification to the Statewide Transtion Plan to comply with the HCBS Regulation for Community Inclusion.  The requests for clarifiaction and for additional information seem to be fairly broad and will require significant effort.  Without comparing the Virginia response to other states, it is difficult to judge where we fall in the greater scheme of things. It is interesting to note that to this writer’s knowledge the receipt of the letter has not been made public and it is not, again to this writer’s knowledge, posted on either the DMAS or DBHDS website.