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Community Transition Services

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) 2023 Benefit Changes

Many changes were made to the Medicaid program's eligibility, administration, and policies to ease rules for providers and prevent Medicaid beneficiaries from losing health insurance. As per recent federal legislation, Michigan will restart monthly eligibility renewals for both fee-for-service Medicaid and Medicaid Health Plan (MHP) starting in June 2023. Certain waived policies that were in place during the PHE are now in the process of unwinding and will continue the unwind process as the authority for these policies expire.

For more information about how benefits connected to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency are changing visit www.Michigan.gov/2023BenefitChanges

 

Transition Services are Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) authorized through §1915(i) of the Social Security Act to assist nursing facility residents that would like to explore community-based living options.

Transition Services are non-reoccurring expenses necessary to enable an individual that is transitioning from a nursing facility or other institutional setting to the community to establish a basic household and does not constitute room and board. 

Services are available to beneficiaries residing in a nursing facility and are offered to assist in securing housing and in facilitating a successful discharge into the community. 

To determine eligibility or to receive additional information regarding Transition Services contact us at (833)-686-7700 or mdhhs-msa-nftservices@michigan.gov.

 

One-time Transition Services include:

  • Housing and security deposits are required to secure adequate accommodations within the community.
  • Household needs such as furniture, window coverings, food preparation items, and linens.
  • Health and safety need such as pest removal, allergen control, and cleaning services.
  • Assistance with utility service initiation fees including telephone, electricity, heating, and water.
  • Various transition supports and services.

Transition Services are offered through organized health care delivery systems including Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, and other qualified community-based organizations. 

Comparison of Home and Community Based Long Term Care Programs

Provider Resources

As outlined in the policy bulletin, MSA 21-11,  CTS Agencies will be screened and enrolled in the Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS).  Additional CHAMPS Provider Enrollment Resources

  • Facility/Agency/Organization (FAO) Enrollment Instructions: PDF
  • Rendering/Servicing Enrollment Instructions: PDF
  • Currently enrolled atypical providers needing to add the CTS specialty can submit a modification. 
    • Atypical Agency Modification Instructions- PDF
    • Atypical Individual Provider Modification Instructions- PDF