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Rebecca Farley

Director, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health

CMS Releases Home and Community-Based Services Compliance Toolkit

March 26, 2014 | Medicaid | Comments
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued an informational bulletin announcing the availability of a Home and Community-based (HCB) Settings Toolkit (available here under “Settings Requirements Compliance Toolkit”) intended to assist states and stakeholders in developing Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) 1915(c) waivers and 1915(i) State Plan Amendment (SPA) or renewal applications.

The toolkit includes:

The additional guidance released by CMS today is intended to inform states of recent HCBS regulatory changes and provide technical guidance to states to assist in complying with the new requirements. CMS indicates that it aims for this process to be one of a “dialogue” with the states, noting that toward this end and with respect to still-forthcoming guidance regarding non-residential settings for HCBS participants, CMS is “providing additional flexibility in timeframes for states to address non-residential settings.”