Lists Public Hearings ListCommuncationsStories Libraries Org ChartsConnections NewslettersLegislative DocumentsChange Of PlacementIT PoliciesNews Release ArchiveOlmstead Documents Claims PortalDashboardsPress ReleasesSearchRecent HCBS Waivers State Transition Page Content HCS Homepage Services Programs For Providers Adult / Elder Abuse Grants Regulations Related Links Contact Us SSBG Home and Community Based Services Statewide Transition Plan Click to subscribe The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services effective March 17, 2014. The final rule requires states to ensure individuals receiving Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) have the benefits of community living. Each state must review its policies, practices, and settings where HCBS are provided. Each state must have a plan for this review and making any changes needed. This plan is called the Statewide Transition Plan. Statewide Transition Plan - For Public Comment (May 25, 2018) Transition Plans and Public Comments Statewide Transition Plan (Updated May 31, 2016) Appendix-Public Comments (Updated May 31, 2016) Statewide Transition Plan Draft (March 28, 2016) Public Notice for Statewide Transition Plan (Updated March 22, 2016) Settings Assessment HCBS Residential On-Site Assessment (March 2018) HCBS Non-Residential On-Site Assessment (March 2018) HCBS Satisfaction Survey (December 29, 2017) HCBS Provider Compliance Self-Assessment (December 29, 2017) HCBS Heightened Scrutiny Evidence Worksheet (March 22, 2017) Heightened Scrutiny letter (March 10, 2017) Non Heightened Scrutiny letter (March 10, 2017) Nebraska Heightened Scrutiny Criteria Process (February 2017) Residential Assessment Tool (January 12, 2016) Companion Guide for Residential Assessment (January 8, 2016) Companion Guide for Non-residential Assessment (January 8, 2016) Assisted Living Assessment Tool (November 2014) Assisted Living Assessment Guide (November 2014) Presentations Statewide Transition Plan Powerpoint Presentation Spring 2018 Statewide Transition Plan Powerpoint Presentation Spring 2016 Statewide Transition Plan Presentation Video Spring 2016 CMS Guidance and Correspondence CMS letter for the Initial Approval of Nebraska's Statewide Transition Plan (March 31, 2017) CMS letter to Director Of Nebraska Medicaid (September 24, 2016) HCBS Final Rule Guidance Questions can be directed to DHHS.HCBSPublicComments@nebraska.gov or by calling (402) 471-9156. Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.