Statement of HCBS Advocacy Coalition Regarding Guidance from CMS Regarding the HCBS Settings Rule

Statement of HCBS Advocacy Coalition Regarding Guidance from CMS Regarding the HCBS Settings Rule

On March 22, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued updated guidance to State Medicaid Directors on implementing activities associated with the home and community-based services (HCBS) settings rule. This guidance, issued as a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs), provides clarification on the “heightened scrutiny” process, which allows states to provide evidence to CMS demonstrating that a setting does not have the qualities of an institution but does have the qualities of a home and community-based setting

NDRN is a member of the HCBS Advocacy Coalition which issued this statement regarding the new guidance.