CMS issues Final Rule for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

CMS issues final rule for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued regulations effective March 17, 2014, that define the settings in which it is permissible for states to pay for Medicaid HCBS. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is assessing all FSSA HCBS programs and will create a transition plan that assesses the current level of  compliance with the requirements, as well as strategies and time lines for coming into full compliance with the new rule by no later than March 2019. This Statewide Transition Plan will be open for public comment for 30 days, November 1 - December 1, 2014. This comment period will allow all HCBS consumers, providers, and stakeholders an opportunity to provide input to the plan. Visit the HCBS Final Rule web page at for more details.