National Resources

Use this page to find national-level advocacy resources on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule regarding HCBS in the Medicaid program.

CMS Correspondence to States

Guidance from CMS:

HCBS Settings Rule 3-Part Toolkit: 

The national HCBS Advocacy Coalition worked together to create this new toolkit that provides advocates with detailed information about the new rule and action steps to fully participate in its implementation.  The toolkit contains three documents:

  1. HCBS Settings Rule – What You Should Know
  2. HCBS Settings Rule – Settings Presumed to be Institution & the Heightened Scrutiny Process
  3. HCBS Settings Rules – How to Advocate for Truly Integrated Community Settings (Full and Abridged)

Implement and Advocate

Understand the Rule

Other HCBS Resources

  • Role of the DD Network in Advancing Community Integration by Association of University Centers on Disabilities. This toolkit describes the current work of the AUCD network to promote community integration and how the DD network partners – University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities Councils, and Protection & Advocacy Systems – work together to promote community integration and quality home and community-based services.

One thought on “National Resources

    Jewish Journal said:
    January 26, 2017 at 4:13 am

    […] govern which programs can receive federal funding with Medicaid dollars for what is called Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) designed to pay for supports and services outside of […]

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