K Plan

Request for comments

COMMENTS DUE:  October 1, 2016.

How to Comment 

Send written comments by fax, mail or email to:

Jesse S. Anderson, State Plan Manager
Health Policy and Analytics
500 Summer Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Fax: 503-947-1119
Email: jesse.anderson@state.or.us


(1)  The amendment includes the following changes:

  • Technical changes to the institutional level of care language to better reflect current processes and procedures and align with currently-approved 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services waivers.

  • Removal of language referring to the “Live-in” program and “24 hour availability” of homecare workers and personal support workers to align with DHS-program changes enacted to address the requirements of Federal Department of Labor regulations.

  • ​Technical changes to Oregon Administrative Rule citations.

  • Update language relating to functional needs assessment tool used by the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS).

  • Add language clarifying Group Care Homes operated by ODDS and Group Care Homes operated by contracted entities. 

  • Revise language to reflect current provider qualifications and verification of qualifications process.

  • Update quality assurance performance measures, including the removal of one performance measure, to align with current performance measures in 1915(c) HCBS waivers.

  • Revise language in rate-setting methodology section to address current process and rate-setting tools used.

  • Technical changes to remove dates for compliance that have already passed.

(2)  There is no change expected in the annual aggregate expenditures.


Next Steps

OHA will consider all comments received. A State Plan Amendment will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.​​