The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on January 16, 2014 to ensure that Medicaid's home and community-based services (HCBS) programs provide full access to the benefits of community living and offer services in the most integrated settings. New Jersey's Transition Plan outlines the steps required to come into full compliance with the final rule by March 17, 2019 for Medicaid's New Jersey 1115 Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration and the 1915 (c) Community Care Waiver.
Pursuant to 42 CFR §441.301(c)(4)(5) and 42 CFR §441.710(a)(1)(2), the final rule required states to adhere to a 30-day public comment period and submit a Final Statewide Transition Plan as part of the state's compliance with the HCBS settings requirements. The 30-day public comment period began January 26, 2015 and closed, February 26, 2015.
Statewide Transition Plan
Statewide Transition Plan Appendix B: Compliance Demonstration Crosswalks
Statewide Transition Plan Revisions Reference Chart
Draft Statewide Transition Plan