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New guidance published by CMS to states regarding providers of Medicaid HCBS

On March 22, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a letter to state Medicaid directors with new guidance in response to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) final rule.

The FAQs clarify the heightened scrutiny process, as well as whether an individual’s private residence should be assessed for compliance with the settings criteria, and whether an individual should reside in a compliant setting in order to receive Medicaid reimbursement for non-residential HCBS.

The letter to directors and FAQs can be downloaded here.