Date(s) - 08/26/2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) effective March 17, 2014 to ensure individuals receiving long-term services and supports through HCBS programs have full access to the greater community and reside in home-like residences. Federal rule requires States to submit a state transition plan to meet new Federal criteria for all relevant HCBS programs under 1915(c), 1915(k), and 1915(i). This plan will outline how the final rule will be implemented over the next 5 years. In Colorado, there are seven HCBS waivers with residential and non-residential components that will be impacted by the new Federal rules: the Brain Injury waiver; the Children’s Habilitation Residential Program; the Community Mental Health Supports waiver; the Developmental Disabilities waiver; the Elderly, Blind and Disabled waiver; the Spinal Cord Injury wavier; and the Supported Living Services waiver.
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) is drafting a five-year transition plan to bring Colorado assisted living residences into compliance with the federal rule. HCPF is accepting comments until September 10, 2014.
The Society invites all interested representatives of the assisted living industry to a stakeholder roundtable to discuss how implementation of the transition plan will affect assisted living providers and residents. This roundtable will be held Tuesday August 26, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St, Denver 80206.
To RSVP, please register below. There will be a call-in option if you are unable to attend in person. Please check the call-in box, and we will send you call-in information prior to the meeting.
Registration is closed for this event.