HCBSadvocacy.org is a platform for the aging and disability communities to post information and resources regarding the new HCBS settings rule and steps each state is making to comply with the new rule. Click on “State Resources” to see resources, dates and deadlines, state documents, news, and other information from your state.

This site is a work in progress that relies on state and national partners to find information and share resources.

What is the HCBS Settings Rule?

Overview of HCBS Settings Rule 

Easy to follow guides on learning about the Rule & how to advocate for yourself or someone you know

HCBS Settings Rule 3-Part Toolkit

First approved state plan!

New Resources 

HCBS Advocacy Coalition letter to CMS regarding Heighten Scrutiny: Click here to read this letter

Extension of Transition Period for Compliance: Please note this extension is provided for compliance of settings, which is now extended to March 2022. The deadline for final statewide transition plan approval is still March 2019: Click here to read CMS announcement on deadline extension

From CMS

STPs and Letters to states from CMS

National Core Indicators data: 2015-16 National Core Indicators: Evidence for New HCBS Requirements and Revised HCBS Assurances

2017 Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Survey: The goal is to learn more about the experiences of parents and family members who provide support to a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability.

Indiana Memo regarding HCBS Activities: Click here to read Indiana Memo – January 24, 2018