Public Notice and Request for Comment

Thank you to all who participated! More than 300 people attended across the six locations.

Post Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Posted for Public Comment until: Midnight on February 20, 2015
Contact: Mya Williams: 919-715-1294

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published regulations for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) which became effective on March 17, 2014. All states must meet new requirements for individuals who receive services under a home and community based waiver.

CMS requires all states to develop a Transition Plan for each wavier program that is affected by this rule. The plan sets out how the state will assess current settings, and must include strategies, and timelines for meeting the requirements of the new rules. North Carolina will submit its Transition Plan to CMS by March 16, 2015. This plan will be developed with valued stakeholder input.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) would like your comments on this draft Transition Plan before it is finalized and submitted to CMS. Links to the plan are available below.

Draft Transition Plan Documents*

*To request hard copies of Transition Plan documents, please email

Companion Guide

Comments and input may be submitted in the following ways:

  • By email:
  • By Face-to-Face Meetings through Listening Sessions occurring from February 2 – 12, 2015. The dates and times are available here.
  • By written comments to:
    • NC DHHS
    • ATTN: HCBS Transition Plan
    • 3015 Mail Service Center
    • Raleigh, NC 27699-3015
  • By FAX: 919-508-0975 (please include ATTN: HCBS Transition Plan in the subject line)
  • By Calling: 1-866-271-4894 – North Carolina Community Resource Connection Customer Line
  • There is “no wrong door” for submitting feedback/input.

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