NCOA: 2014 HCBS Conference Materials and Video Presentations

From our colleagues at NCOA:  Presentations from the 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Conference are available online. The annual event sponsored by the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) focused on programs and services to help keep people independent in their own homes. Continue here for Conference Materials and Video Presentations: http://nasuad.org/hcbs-conference/2014-hcbs-conference-materials-and-video-presentations

NSCLC: California Releases Draft of HCBS Transition Plan for Public Comment

From our colleagues at NSCLC:  New federal regulations set standards to ensure that Medicaid-funded home and community-based services (HCBS) are provided in environments that are non-institutional in nature.  It is not enough that a Medicaid HCBS consumer is not living in an institution — under the new standards, the consumer must be integrated with the … Continue reading

California Healthline: CMS Eases Use of Medicaid Funds for Home-, Community-Based Care

On Friday, CMS published a final rule under the Affordable Care Act intended to encourage states to use Medicaid funds to provide home- and community-based care for older U.S. residents and those who have physical and mental disabilities, Modern Healthcarereports. According to Modern Healthcare, states previously had to apply for a waiver to use Medicaid funds for home- and … Continue reading

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