Pipeline EXTRA! Ohio Submits Transition Plan to CMS

This Pipeline EXTRA was distributed on 3-13-15. 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. Essentially, the rule says that federal Medicaid funds can no longer be used to pay for waiver services that are offered in […]

Athens County CMS Transition Plan Public Forum CANCELLED

The DODD CMS Transition Plan Committee public forum in Athens County today has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Two more are planned this week – in Independence (Cuyahoga County) this Thursday, and in Cincinnati (Hamilton County) on Saturday. This series of meetings provide opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families, service providers, and […]

Pipeline EXTRA: Ohio releases draft plan to comply with new 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. Today, as required by the new federal rule, the Office of Health Transformation (OHT) released a draft transition plan for public comment. Based on the comments it receives, OHT will […]