Capitol Correspondence - 10.13.20

CMS Holds Webinar on HCBS Quality Measure Implementation

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With policymakers increasingly interested in shifting Medicaid away from a fee-for-service model towards value- and quality-based models, ANCOR is sharing a webinar announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to keep our members informed of efforts and outreach conducted by the Administration on the topic of quality measures.

Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Quality Measure Implementation 

Webinar #1: HCBS CAHPS® Survey: A Quality Improvement Tool for States and MLTSS Plans 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 

2:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT) 

The Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services (CMCS) will hold informational webinars about the Home and Community-Based Services Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCBS CAHPS®) Survey and Functional Assessment Standardized Items (FASI) in a new initiative to support Medicaid HCBS programs with implementation of these tools. HCBS CAHPS® is the first cross-disability experience survey for adults in state Medicaid HCBS programs. CMS developed the survey for voluntary use by state Medicaid programs, including fee-for-service HCBS programs and managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs. The survey is CAHPS trademarked and has quality measures endorsed by the National Quality Forum. CMS and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have also established a free HCBS CAHPS database to facilitate comparison of survey results across programs and states. Connecticut’s HCBS CAHPS® state approach will be featured in this webinar. 

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