Date: May 16, 2017
To: Waiver service providers, lead agency staff and other interested stakeholders
From: DHS Aging and Adult Services and Disability Services divisions
Purpose: To announce HCBS settings transition period extension
On May 9, 2017, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an Informational Bulletin: Extension of Transition Period for Compliance with Home and Community-Based Settings Criteria (PDF). In this bulletin, CMS announced that states have until March 2022 (three additional years) to bring their systems into compliance with the HCBS settings requirements.
DHS posted more information on what this extension means for Minnesota on the Transition plan for home and community-based settings webpage.
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