Individual program for the young child

Browsers that can not handle javascript will not be able to access some features of this site. On March 17, 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a new set of rules for the delivery individual program for the young child Home and Community Based Services through Medicaid waiver programs. Through these rules, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aim to improve the experience of individuals in these programs by enhancing access to the community, promoting the delivery of services in more integrated settings, and expanding the use of person-centered planning.

In response, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is developing a statewide transition plan to bring its waiver programs into compliance with the new regulations while continuing to provide vital services and supports to Michigan citizens. As the Department develops new opportunities for stakeholders to provide feedback on this project, information about these events and opportunities will be published on this webpage. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services developed a Statewide Transition Plan for bringing Medicaid waivers into compliance with the new rule. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services submitted the first version of the Statewide Transition Plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on January 16, 2015. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent a response letter to the Department with requested revisions and clarifications to the Statewide Transition Plan.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires states to submit transition plans for individual waivers if the state makes an amendment to the waiver before the statewide implementation date. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has made amendments to three of its waivers: the MI Choice waiver, the Habilitations Supports Waiver, and the Waiver Program for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances. The Department has published the survey tools for the following waiver programs. MDHHS and the Developmental Disabilities Institute developed the following documents to provide additional details on the survey process for the Habilitation Supports Waiver. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will post documents related to the remediation and ongoing compliance process on this page. These documents may provide further guidance to stakeholders regarding the implementation process for the rule and the process for individual settings to come into compliance. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs have received several questions about how the rule intersects with state licensing laws.

The two Departments issued the following guidance to stakeholders to help address these issues. For additional information on licensing rules, please visit the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website through the following link. The federal toolkit for implementation as well as exploratory assessment questions are posted here. E-license – Renew Health Professional License Online!

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