HCBS New Rule Information
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new rule regarding several sections of the Medicaid law under which states offer home and community-based services (HCBS). This rule reflects CMS' intent to ensure that individuals receiving services and supports through Medicaid's HCBS programs have full access to the benefits of community living and are able to receive services in the most integrated setting possible. Full implementation of the final rule must be preceded by a transition plan to ensure that HCBS settings will meet the requirements. To increase understanding of the rule, and the process of implementing the rule, the Long Term Support Services (LTSS) unit of the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) will post information from CMS, presentations and comments from the DHCFP's Public Workshops, and other relevant material on this webpage.