Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule

Amended HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

  • We welcome public comment on this plan. The deadline for comments has been extended to September 9, 2016 by close of business. Please email comments to HCBSrule@health.ny.gov, or send written comments to:
  • New York State Department of Health
    Office of Health Insurance Program
    Division of Long Term Care
    Attn: Deborah Rhatigan
    One Commerce Plaza
    99 Washington Ave., Suite 1620
    Albany, NY 12210

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.

Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule webinar