Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule

Amended HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule related to Home and Community-Based Services Settings (HBCS) for Medicaid-funded, long term services and supports provided in non-institutional residential settings. This rule implements a number of changes to home and community-based waivers, finalizes regulatory changes to the 1915(i) state plan home and community-based services and imposes new requirements on what is considered an appropriate home and community-based residential setting for all the authorities in its scope.