Public Notice & Request for Comment from Ohio Department of Aging: HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

Public comment period runs from June 15, 2019 to July 15, 2019.

On November 23, 2018, the State of Ohio submitted the HCBS Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to CMS for final approval. CMS reviewed the STP and provided additional feedback. The State’s response to the CMS review is included in the STP (Section VII, beginning on page 91).

The following information has been included in the final STP that will be resubmitted to CMS for final approval.

  • All language in the STP has been updated to reflect the current status of activities, initiatives and actions.

  • Settings compliance (i.e., fully compliant; did not comply, but could with modifications; cannot comply and are presumed to have the qualities of an institution but for which the state will submit evidence for heightened scrutiny) has been aggregated by setting type.

  • Site-specific assessment and validation charts have been updated to reflect the final validated samples and provide additional information about variances between the original and final numbers.

  • ICF-IID residential and non-residential site-specific assessment and validation process details have been incorporated into applicable sections of the STP.

  • Discrepancies related to beneficiaries and non-compliant settings have been clarified.

  • The number of settings identified for heightened scrutiny have been verified and updated.

  • The final STP has been reformatted for 508 compliance and is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Jenny Simmons