Public Notice and Request for Comment

Post Date:  Friday May 25, 2018
Posted for Public Comment until:  Midnight Sunday June 24, 2018
Contact: LaToya Chancey: 984-236-5044

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) which became effective on March 17, 2014. All states must meet new requirements for individuals who receive services under a home and community based waiver.

CMS requires all states to develop a Transition Plan for each wavier program that is affected by this rule. The plan sets out how the state will assess current settings, and must include strategies, and timelines for meeting the requirements of the new rules. This plan will be developed with valued stakeholder input.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) would like your comments on this draft Transition Plan before it is finalized and submitted to CMS. Links to the plan are available below.

North Carolina DHHS HCBS Final Rule Transition Plan

*To request hard copies of Transition Plan document, please email

Submit Comments and Input

By email:

By written comments to: 
ATTN: HCBS Transition Plan 
3015 Mail Service Center 
Raleigh, NC 27699-3015

By FAX: 919-508-0975 (please include ATTN: HCBS Transition Plan in the subject line)

By Calling: 1-866-271-4894 – North Carolina Community Resource Connection Customer Line

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