Office of Health Transformation Update
October 15, 2015
Ohio's plan to comply with federal HCBS requirements
In January 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new requirements for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers administered by states. In March 2015, the State of Ohio provided CMS with a draft transition plan for complying with the new federal requirements. Based on preliminary feedback from CMS, today the Office of Health Transformation (OHT) released a revised draft transition plan for public comment. The State will refine the plan based on comments it receives by November 15, 2015, and submit a final draft transition plan to CMS by December 2, 2015. 
HOME Choice achieves another milestone
Ohio Medicaid's HOME Choice program has successfully completed its 7,000th community transition. Launched in 2008 with the goal of transitioning 2,000 individuals out of institutional settings and into home and community alternatives, HOME Choice has far exceeded its initial charge and has become a national leader in community transitions.
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