Federal Resources

Use this page to find official resources and information from the federal government regarding the rule.


7 thoughts on “Federal Resources

    […] by creating restrictive parameters for the choices of settings where HCBS waivers can be used. Government guidelines specifically label farmsteads, gated/secure “communities” for people with disabilities, and […]

    […] accountable and quality care in hand with treatment based, client centered services. New remote monitoring tools (released by CMS this past March) enable those providers offering transitional, supervisory, and […]

    Laura Smart said:
    September 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Was there any changes regarding social workers? Specifically I’m asking if there were any changes with long-term care and social workers. I know the federal regulation for the amount of Social Workers per nursing home is 1 / 120 residents (which is actually a shocking ratio it should be 4 social workers per 120 residents). I’m wondering if this federal regulation impacts that at all. Thank you.

    douglas shumway said:
    May 3, 2016 at 2:31 am

    I don’t know exactly why some get HCBS and others do not but without it I cannot pay for wheelchair repairs, suppositories, and relief of the pain my broke body has had for 22 years. I’ve waited almost 3 years for help and it’s finally here but I cannot afford $40 a month more but I will try keeping my head up.So just please if I have any chance at all HCBS will help more than a lot hoping you try to understand not getting help can hurt very mentally
    Thank You

    […] am part of a large work group negotiating a rough consensus about how Michigan should implement the CMS HCBS Community Services Rule. This set of requirements for services to people with disabilities through Medicaid is the most far […]

    […] disability rights and inclusive education. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued an HCBS settings rule in 2014  that aims to give people with disabilities support in real community settings. Lindt […]

    Janemarie Sowers said:
    September 18, 2017 at 2:08 am

    On July 5 2016 Ohio Dept of Medicaid Bureau of Long Term Care had Carestar (the case management company they contract with) remove my daughter’s HCBS Waiver nurse that my daughter had for 9 1/2 year. The reason they gave for the removal of the nurse was the nurse co-owned the property with her husband that we live in. We have a legally enforceable lease and are on section 8 voucher. A settings evaluation was never done , our free choice of provider was violated, and I was told by Care star we did not have rights to a state hearing for the nurses removal which also violates cms rules.

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