January 30, 2016

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Toolkit


Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Toolkit

 

[From the AUCD Disability Policy News In Brief, Jan. 25, 2016]

On January 25, the AUCD, together with other disability and aging advocacy groups, issued a toolkit to help advocates push for strong implementation of the new HCBS Settings Rule in their states. The toolkit provides detailed information about the new rule and action steps for advocates to fully participate in its implementation. The toolkit contains three documents: (1) The Medicaid HCBS Settings Rules - What You Should Know; (2) HCBS Regulations Q&A - Settings Presumed to be Institution & the Heightened Scrutiny Process, and (3) HCBS Settings Rules - How to Advocate for Truly Integrated Community Settings (Full and Abridged). For more information on your state please visit www.HCBSadvocacy.org, a website with up-to-date information about the rule and states' implementation. You can also email Kim Musheno or Christine Grosso.