WV State-Wide Transition Plan

WV State-Wide Transition Plan Important Announcement!

The Bureau for Medical Services is pleased to announce the fourth iteration of the West Virginia State-Wide Transition Plan is now available public comment until 5:00 pm on April 15, 2019. The Plan revision includes data from site surveys related to the Aged and Disabled, Traumatic Brain Injury and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Waiver Programs.
  • Email:  WVWaiverSTP@wv.gov
  • Regular mail to WV Bureau for Medical Services, Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Unit, 350 Capitol Street, Room 251, Charleston, WV 25301 
.If you need an accessible format or a paper copy, please call 304-558-4892.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new regulations and guidance on the delivery of home and community-based services (HCBS) offered through Medicaid waiver programs. Through this new rule, CMS intends to ensure that individuals receiving HCBS through Medicaid waivers have full access to integrated, community living including receiving services in the most integrated setting possible. To increase understanding of the rule for individuals receiving services, family members and providers, the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services will post information and relevant materials on this webpage.
To fully implement the new rule from CMS, West Virginia must submit a transition plan for the each Medicaid waiver offering HCBS to ensure compliance of the new rule. The Bureau for Medical Services is solicited comments on the draft Transition Plans.  There is one transition plan for each waiver. The transition plans will be combined into one Statewide Transition Plan. Comments from the public will be used to complete the final Statewide Transition Plan to submit to CMS. 


WV State-wide Transition Plan (STP) has been approved by CMS, please see approval letter and STP below:
CMS Response to West Virginia Inquiry Regarding Day Program Services and Residential Settings 
WV Initial Approval Letter 
WV State-wide Transition Plan 
FAQ Fact Sheet about the HCBS Integrated Settings Final Rule

If you have any questions, please email the West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services at WVWaiverTransitions@wv.gov or call 304-356-4892.

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