Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: > From: "Marx,Cassandra (HHSC)" <Cassandra.Marx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Date: September 4, 2014 at 3:02:47 PM CDT > To: "pwelch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <pwelch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: Home and Community Based Services Rules Stakeholder Meeting October > 13, 2014 > > Dear Community Partner: > > This alert provides information regarding an upcoming stakeholder meeting > regarding the Home and Community Based Services Rules. Please note the email > boxes below to submit your questions and comments. > > Alert > > SAVE THIS DATE: October 13, 2014, HCBS Rules Stakeholder Meeting > > The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Department of State Health > Services (DSHS) and the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) > are holding a public stakeholder meeting on October 13, 2014 from > 9:00am-5:00pm to hear public testimony about recently-adopted Centers for > Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules. The rules concern Home and > Community Based Services (HCBS), and its impact on certain programs > administered by HHSC, DSHS and DADS. > > The stakeholder meeting will be hosted at the Brown-Heatly Building, Public > Hearing Room, 4900 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX, 78751 and by Webcast. > Additional information will be posted to DADS and HHSC web pages and sent by > GovDelivery, as details regarding the webcast are determined. > > The rule text can be viewed at: > http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-Topics/Long-Term-Services-and-Supports/Home-and-Community-Based-Services/Home-and-Community-Based-Services.html > > > In addition, an assessment of compliance with the settings provisions for > DADS programs can be viewed at: > http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/communications/alerts/HCBS_settingsassessment.pdf > > The agenda for this meeting is public testimony regarding compliance with > the new federal regulations for the Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) > in the Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) > waiver programs from 9:00-1:00 pm; and, public testimony pertaining to > compliance with the new federal HCBS regulations in the State’s remaining > 1915(c) Medicaid waivers, 1915(i), and 1915(k) from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. The > public will be able to provide testimony on the following 1915(c) Medicaid > waivers in the afternoon: > • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) > • Deaf Blind Multiple Disabilities (DBMD) > • Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) > • Youth Empowerment Services (YES) > > Public Comment > HHSC and DADS will accept comments through several channels. > • Attend the meeting in person and sign up onsite for a maximum of 3 > minutes of speaking time. > • A person can submit written comments to HHSC or DADS before, during > or after the October 13 meeting. > Comments on: > o DADS programs can be sent to: PDO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; > o HHSC 1915(i) and 1915(k) programs, can be sent to: > Medicaid_HCBS_Rule@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, and > o YES waiver for DSHS can be sent to: Medicaid_HCBS_Rule@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. > > This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required and there > is no cost to attend this meeting. > > People with disabilities, who wish to attend the meeting and require > auxiliary aids or services, should contact Don Barber at 512-462-6293 at > least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.