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Home & Community Based Services Final Regulation

The final Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) regulations set forth new requirements for several Medicaid authorities under which states may provide home and community-based long-term services and supports. The regulations enhance the quality of HCBS and provide additional protections to individuals that receive services under these Medicaid authorities.

Extension of Transition Period for Compliance with Home & Community Based Settings Criteria

State Medicaid Director Letter (PDF, 419.01 KB) was released on July 14, 2020, indicating that the transition period for compliance with home and community based settings criteria is extended until March 17, 2023.

An Informational Bulletin was released on May 9, 2017, indicating that the transition period for compliance with home and community based settings criteria is extended until March 17, 2022.