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Capitol Correspondence - 01.21.20

Resource: White Paper on Outcomes and Metrics of HCBS Settings Rule Implementation

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As a member of the HCBS Advocacy Coalition, ANCOR is pleased to share this announcement:

“The HCBS Advocacy Coalition, with support from the Community Living Policy Center, released a white paper meant to assist states and stakeholders in tracking progress and outcomes from implementation of the Medicaid Home and Community Based (HCBS) Settings Rule. Issued in 2014, the Rule was designed to ensure that all people receiving HCBS have the full benefits of community living, including access to the broader community, choice and control over their daily lives, and opportunities for employment. States have until March 2022 to comply with the Rule, which if implemented well, has the potential to improve the quality of Medicaid-funded HCBS systems at all levels: individual participants, providers, and state systems.

The Rule requires states to engage in ongoing monitoring throughout implementation.  To this end, it is critical that state agencies and stakeholders have on-going conversations about how to measure progress.  In an effort to support these conversations, the HCBS Advocacy Coalition brought together national subject matter experts to develop recommended outcomes and related metrics.

The results of this work are available now: