HCBS Settings/Community Inclusion Rule
In January of 2014, CMS released new requirements for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers administered by states. The rule became effective March 17, 2014. The rule says that federal Medicaid funds can no longer be used to pay for waiver services that are offered in an institutional setting, settings adjacent to institutions, or other settings that have the effect of isolating people who are receiving HCBS waiver services.
Information and Resources:
- Ohio Department of Medicaid HCBS Transition Plan web page
- This page includes some training resources on setting evaluation tools and electronic copies of both of ODM’s evaluation tools
- Ohio’s Revised Transition Plan (as of 3/6/2017)
- Proposed IDD Waiver Amendments
- Any proposed waiver amendment to any of the three IDD waivers will be published on this DODD web page.
- State of Ohio Process for Submitting Heightened Scrutiny Request to CMS
- DODD HCBS Settings Evaluation Tool
- DODD Overview of the Home and Community-Based Settings Regulation
- CMS HCBS Characteristics of Isolating Settings
- DODD HCBS Waiver Standards and Residential and Adult Day Array Settings
Resources for Meeting the Community Integration Standard:
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|From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:||From Dr. Lisa Mathis, OPRA:|