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Tomorrow: CMS Webinar on State HCBS Reactions and Innovations During Pandemic

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As announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

DLTSS Training Series: HCBS Settings- Implications, Reactions, and Innovations by the States to the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 16, 2020 from 2:30-4:00 PM EST

Conference Line: 1-844-875-7777: Access Code: 715810

This training will include a broad overview, analysis and summary of the number of states using the various authorities and flexibilities available for home and community-based services (HCBS) programs to address the COVID-19 public health emergency and a brief description of the adaptations that states have made in order to continue work on their Statewide Transition Plans (STPs) and heightened scrutiny reviews while balancing the demands of COVID-19.  Two states will share experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on individuals and families receiving HCBS and on providers, states’ reaction to the pandemic, and the development of creative, innovative alternatives to the delivery of HCBS programs.

 Following each of the state presentations, webinar participants will have the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session receiving feedback from both CMS and states.

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