Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule

In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the HCBS Final Rule related to Medicaid–funded Home and Community–Based Services (HBCS). This rule implements a number of changes to home and community–based waivers, and imposes new requirements on what is considered an appropriate home and community–based setting for all the authorities in its scope.

The links below contain the most recent amended HCBS Final Rule Statewide Transition Plans, or New York´s plans to come into compliance with the federal regulation, that have been submitted to CMS. The September, 2017 updated plan is in response to CMS comments on the January, 2017 plan, and we anticipate further comments. The additional resources beneath help provide an overview of the Statewide Transition Plan, the final rule, our public comment process, and amendments made to the Plan.

The link below is to the May 18, 2018 amended HCBS Final Rule Statewide Transition Plan (STP) that was submitted to CMS in response to their comments on our September 2017 STP.

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