The MediSked Blog

New States Posted: Get Your HCBS Rule Update Here

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

The statewide transition plans for HCBS rule have been gradualy rolling into CMS and as of this week, almost every state's CMIA letter has been posted. 

CMIA stands for "Changes or Modifications required for Initial Approval" and because no state's initial transition plan was accepted "as is" - every state is receiving one. 

The new states that were most recently posted are:

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Tags: Compliance, Medicaid, Home and Community Based Services, Final Rule

Make A Difference In 30 Seconds: Invite Your Congressional Members to A Briefing on the Medicaid Equal Access Provision

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 @ 12:13 PM

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Tags: Medicaid, Advocacy, 2015

HCBS Statewide Transition Plans Update: Here's What We Know

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 @ 04:34 PM


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Tags: ID/DD News, Medicaid, CMS

4 Final Rule Updates You Need to Be Prepared For

Posted by Elizabeth Chatterton on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

If your agency is anything like our office, you can’t get through a meeting or a planning session without someone mentioning the CMS Final Rule.

And, if that’s not happening – it probably should be.

Being proactive is far better than reactive, especially when you’re facing multiple major adjustments to the way your entire business operates.  

Smart agencies aren’t just carrying on as usual - waiting for the Final Rule changes to happen. They’re studying the proposed changes now and they’re making gradual updates to their programs. They’re also designing strategic implementation timelines for the larger scale infrastructural and procedural modifications, so that even if everything isn’t done ahead of time – they’ll have a plan and a head start.

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Tags: Change Management, Medicaid, CMS, 2015, Final Rule