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Statewide Transition Plan Previous Documents

This webpage contains documents associated with the Statewide Transition Plan.

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Program Instructions

These Program Instructions (PIs) are issued by the Office of Elder Affairs and provide required procedures, protocols, and instructions to ASAPs in their operation of the Frail Elder Waiver and do not apply to participants in any other HCBS waiver.

  • Program Instruction 09-20: Service Plans PDF | Word
  • Program Instruction 09-13: Home Care Program Service Definitions PDF | Word
  • Program Instruction 97-31: Medicaid Waiver Manual Clarification PDF | Word

Prior Materials Submitted to CMS as part of Initial Statewide Transition Plan

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 submitted the materials found below. These materials include our initial 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. Massachusetts submitted these materials to CMS in a letter dated March 2, 2015.

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.

  • The Massachusetts Statewide Transition Plan for Compliance with the CMS Home and Community Based Services Community Rule (July 2016 Revised Draft) PDF | Word
  • Cover Letter PDF | Word
  • Massachusetts Statewide HCBS Transition Plan PDF | Word
  • Attachment A – The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Transition Plan PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix A – Summary of Tasks and Timelines PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix B – Blueprint for Success (Employment Supports) PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix C – Positive Behavioral Supports Policy and Guidelines PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix D – DDS Criteria for review of Provider Transition Plans PDF | Word
  • Attachment B – The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Transition Plan PDF | Word
  • Attachment C – The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Transition Plan PDF | Word
  • Attachment D – Responses to Comments Received on the Massachusetts Transition Plan PDF | Word
  • Summary of Revisions made to the Statewide HCBS Transition Plan PDF | Word
  • CMS summary of new federal requirements PDF | Word

Addendum to the STP for Non-residential Services Compliance with the 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. Massachusetts submitted the addendum to CMS in a letter dated September 3, 2015.

  • Cover Letter PDF | Word
  • Massachusetts Statewide HCBS Transition Plan – Addendum for Non-residential Services PDF | Word
  • Attachment A – DDS Transition Plan Addendum for Non-residential Services PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix A – Summary of Tasks and Timelines PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix B – Blueprint for Success (Employment Supports) PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix C – Positive Behavioral Supports Policy and Guidelines PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix D - Employment Progress Report PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix E Revised Guidance Criteria to Assist Providers in Compliance with HCB Setting Requirements PDF | Word
  • DDS Appendix F Survey of Community Based Day Services PDF | Word
  • Attachment B – MRC Transition Plan Addendum for Non-residential Services PDF | Word
  • Attachment C – EOEA Transition Plan Addendum for Non-residential Services PDF | Word
  • Attachment D – Responses to Comments Received on the Addendum for Non-residential Services PDF | Word
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