Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR Members Respond to State Home and Community Based Services Transition Plans

The federal regulation defining Home and Community-Based Settings (HCBS) for the purpose of Medicaid HCBS funding requires that States align their Medicaid plans and settings (residential and employment) with the new regulation’s requirements. States must submit a “transition” plan which describes for CMS why current programs are, or will become, aligned with the new regulation. Before submitting their transition plans, the regulation requires states provide for public comment.

Stakeholder Testimony 

Kentucky

Pennsylvania

Massachusetts

Ohio - Jane Atwood Mills

Ohio - Ben DeVorss

Ohio - Disability Advocacy Alliance

Ohio - Dan Jones

Ohio - Sherry Rinck (Boyd's Kinsman Home)

Ohio - Carlene Jones (Boyd's Kinsman Home)

New Jersey (VOR, the Association for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, the Association for Hunterdon Developmental Center and Save Residents’ Homes at Developmental Centers)

New Jersey (Editorial by Amy S.F. Lutz)

Additional VOR member and advocates' comments will be posted on VOR’s website as they are received. Unless stated otherwise, member comments were developed and submitted independent of VOR.

To see when your State will be submitted its transition plan, visit http://hcbsadvocacy.org/.