Home and Community-Based Settings Rule

In January 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for home and community-based programs. The new rule contains requirements that ensure persons who receive Medicaid home and community-based services do so from providers who:

Additionally, the rule requires the Agency to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on its transition plan and any changes the state proposes to its home and community-based waivers and state plan program.

Statewide Transition Plan

HCB Settings Rule – Assessment Tools

The HCB Settings Assessment tools and instructions:

Instructions – HCB Assessment Tool [91KB]

Long-term Care Waiver

iBudget Waiver

HCB Settings Recipient Review Tool

HCB Settings Provider Self-Assessment Training

Reference Documents

HCBS Settings Rule Quick Reference [276KB PDF]

HCBS Rule Overview and Transition Planning 2014 [738KB PDF]

Federal Register: CMS-2249-F and CMS-2296-F [723KB PDF]


July 2015 - Public Meetings for HCB Settings Characteristics Review Tools