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.