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Ensuring Compliance With The HCBS “Community Rule”

Published:  May 25, 2016

CMS_logo.jpgIf your organization operates a Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program under the Medicaid statute, you must ensure that it is in compliance with the HCBS Community Rule.        

 Published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the HCBS Community Rule is intended to assure that individuals receiving long-term services and supports have full access to the benefits of community living and the opportunity to receive services in the most integrated settings possible.

 All providers who operate HCBS programs under sections1915 (c), 1915 (i), and 1915 (k) of the Medicaid statute, in both residential and non-residential settings, are subject to the Rule and must implement any necessary changes now to bring their programs into compliance with its new requirements.  Royal, P.C. will be scheduling a roundtable seminar in July on compliance with the Community Rule.

 If you have any questions about the HCBS Community Rule or how to bring your organization into compliance with its provisions, please contact any of the attorneys at Royal, P.C.