Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Public comment on Home and Community Based Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise the regulations implementing Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act. There are several proposed changes including the following:


· Requirement for person-centered planning
· Characteristics of home and community based settings
· Options for States to combine target groups into a single waiver
· Clarification of timing and public input requirements for amendments.

Please take a few minutes and comment on this important proposed rule.

Click the following link to view the proposed rule and make a comments:

http://www.hhs.gov/od/community/public/index.html

COMMENTS ARE DUE 5:00 PM EST JUNE 14, 2011





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