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Notice #: 0001220063-01
Public Notices



The State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services and Department of Health (the State) published a public notice on August 12, 2019 to notify the public of the opportunity to comment on the proposed transition plan for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings for Hawaii’s 1115 QUEST Integration and 1915(c) Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Waiver, which provides home and community services as an alternative to institutionalization.

The transition plan for HCBS settings are required as outlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 42 C.F.R. §441.301(c)(4). The purpose of the transition plan is to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries are receiving HCBS in settings that meet the quality requirements specified in the final rule and are appropriately based on the needs of the individual as indicated in their person-centered service plan. The final rule provides the State the opportunity to develop a transition plan that encompasses a period of up to five (5) years after the effective date of the regulation to meet the provisions of the final rule.

The State has revised the initial transition plan submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These changes incorporate the complete assessment of settings and heightened scrutiny process as part of the transition plan and as result of these changes, the State hereby notifies the public of the opportunity to comment on these revisions.

The State will hold public forums to seek input on the revised transition plan as described in this notification.

Via Webinar
Date: August 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – For individuals receiving HCBS, providers and stakeholders
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Date: August 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – For individuals receiving HCBS services
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – For HCBS providers and stakeholders
Location: Aloha Stadium, Hospitality Room
99-500 Salt Lake Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

For parking, enter the main Salt Lake Gate #1 and use call box for entry if attendant not available. Free parking is available on the upper Halawa lot. A copy of the parking map and directions to the hospitality room is available on online at: search My Choice My Way.

All interested parties are invited to join the public forum and to state their views regarding the revised HCBS transition plan. In lieu of joining the public forum in person or by webinar, written comments can be mailed to:

Department of Human Services
Med-QUEST Division
Attention: Health Care Services Branch
P.O Box 700190
Kapolei, Hawaii 96709-0190

Written comments will be accepted for consideration from the date this notice is published through September 13, 2019.

The HCBS transition plan is available online at: search My Choice My Way. A copy of the HCBS transition plan will also be available for public viewing at the offices listed below from the first working day that the legal notice appears in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii Tribune Herald, West Hawaii Today, The Maui News, and The Garden Island for a period of at least thirty calendar days after the publication of this notice, from Monday – Friday, exclusive of state holidays, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Department of Human Services Department of Human Services
Med-QUEST Division Eligibility Office – Oahu Section
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 506A 801 Dillingham Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707 Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Department of Health Department of Human Services
Developmental Disabilities Division Eligibility Office – West Hawaii Section
1250 Punchbowl Street, Room 463 75-5591 Palani Road, Suite 3004
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (586-5842) Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 (327-4970)

Department of Human Services Department of Human Services
Eligibility Office – Kauai Section Eligibility Office – East Hawaii Section
4473 Pahee Street, Suite A 1404 Kilauea Avenue
Lihue, Hawaii 96766 (241-3575) Hilo, Hawaii 96720 (933-0339)

Department of Human Services Department of Human Services
Eligibility Office – Maui Section Eligibility Office – Molokai Section
210 Imi Kala Street, Suite 101 65 Makaena Place, Room 110
Wailuku, Hawaii 96739 (243-5780) Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748 (553-1758)

Department of Human Services
Eligibility Office – Lanai Section
730 Lanai Avenue
Lanai City, Hawaii 96793 (565-7102)

Special accommodations (i.e., interpreter, sign language interpreter, large print, taped materials, or accessible parking) will be arranged if requested no later than seven (7) working days before the scheduled public forum on Oahu by calling 808-692-8094. Neighbor island residents requesting special accommodations should contact the appropriate Med-QUEST Division offices on the respective neighbor islands listed above.

(SA1220063 8/12/19)