Capitol Correspondence - 05.31.22

CMS Releases Details on HCBS Settings Rule Corrective Action Plans

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the release of its slide deck detailing how states can use corrective action plans to request additional time to comply with staff-dependent provisions of the HCBS Settings Rule due to the direct care workforce crisis. 

CMS will authorize corrective action plans to continue federal reimbursement of the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program beyond the end of the transition period, if states need additional time to ensure full provider compliance with staff-dependent provisions of the Settings Rule. Such provisions include, for example, access to the broader community, opportunities for employment, options for a private unit and/or choice of a roommate and choice of non-disability specific settings.