In response to new rules issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) related to home and community based settings for Medicaid-funded HCBS waivers, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has submitted the materials found below. These materials include our Statewide HCBS Transition Plan, agency-specific Transition Plans related to waiver-operating agencies, a summary of the comments received through the public input process and the state’s responses to these comments.
In addition you will find further information about the new CMS rule through the links below.
Click on the links below to find additional information about the new CMS rules for HCBS waivers and Massachusetts’ response to these rules.
- Cover Letter
- Massachusetts Statewide HCBS Transition Plan
- Attachment A – The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Transition Plan
- Attachment B – The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Transition Plan
- Attachment C – The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Transition Plan
- Attachment D - Responses to Comments Received on the Massachusetts Transition Plan
- Summary of Revisions made to the Statewide HCBS Transition Plan
- CMS Summary of New Federal Requirements
Addendum to the Statewide Transition Plan for Non-residential Services Compliance with the Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Community Rule
Click on the links below to find the Massachusetts’ HCBS Transition Plan Addendum for non-residential services as well as agency-specific information for DDS, MRC and EOEA.
- Cover Letter
- Massachusetts Statewide HCBS Transition Plan – Addendum for Non-residential Services
- Attachment A – DDS Transition Plan Addendum for Non-residential Services
- DDS Appendix A – Summary of Tasks and Timelines
- DDS Appendix B – Blueprint for Success (Employment Supports)
- DDS Appendix C – Positive Behavioral Supports Policy and Guidelines
- DDS Appendix D - Employment Progress Report file size 1MB
- DDS Appendix E Revised Guidance Criteria to Assist Providers in Compliance with HCB Setting Requirements
- DDS Appendix F - Survey of Community Based Day Services
- Attachment B – MRC Transition Plan Addendum for Non-residential Services
- Attachment C – EOEA Transition Plan Addendum for Non-residential Services
- Attachment D – Responses to Comments Received on the Addendum for Non-residential Services