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Nonprofits Must Consider "Community Rule"

Published:  June 28, 2016

Nonprofit organizations face a multitude of compliance issues every day, and keeping up with them can be a challenge.  Because compliance failures may result in the loss of funding, organizations need to know what the current applicable regulations are and make sure their programs conform to them.

For providers of home and community-based services this means understanding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) updated regulations and ensuring their programs comply with them.  Referred to collectively as the 'community rule,' the CMS regulations are intended to provide individuals receiving long-term services and supports with full access to the benefits of community living and the opportunity to receive services in the most integrated settings possible.

All providers who operate home and community-based services (HCBS) programs under Sections 1915(c), 1915(i), and 1915(k) of the Medicaid statute, in both residential and non-residential settings, are subject to the rule.

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