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Dear Provider Associations-
Thank you for your support of providers as heightened scrutiny site visits have occurred over the last few months. As the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) moves through the process of coming into compliance with the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Rules, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to provide guidance on what it means to be presumed not to be home and-community based (Category 4). After additional conversations with CMS, we have determined that approximately 20 providers and 100 settings are no longer Category 4, presumed not to be home and community-based. We started notifying these providers of this change on Friday, October 14th.
This means that these settings are not required to be submitted to CMS for heightened scrutiny to overcome the presumption that they are not home and community based.
Please Note: If providers are unsure of the status of their settings, they should send their questions to CMSfinalHCBRule@ky.gov.
At this point in the process, no further action is required by providers for the settings that are no longer Category 4. As you are aware, even though a setting does not require heightened scrutiny, the setting still needs to come into compliance with the other HCBS Final Rules (Autonomy, Choice, Integration, Locks, etc.) in accordance with Kentucky regulations. We will be in contact with impacted providers in the coming months about these settings to ensure that all settings are working to achieve full compliance with the HCBS Final Rules.
Note from Shannon* – If you are unsure of your category, email CMSfinalHCBRule@ky.gov, copy Lynne.Flynn@ky.gov and me.