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CMS Extends HCBS Settings Rule Deadline - 7/17/20

  • 1.  CMS Extends HCBS Settings Rule Deadline - 7/17/20

    National Council Staff
    Posted 07-18-2020 07:49

    CMS Extends HCBS Settings Rule Deadline

    This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to state Medicaid agencies informing them that the agency will be extending the deadline for ensuring compliance with the Home and Community-Based Settings Regulation, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS recognizes that states have faced significant challenges and delays in their implementation activities, and that service provision and community integration approaches have been disrupted.

    Due to these unprecedented challenges, CMS has extended the compliance deadline for this regulation to March 17, 2023. CMS is committed to continuing its work with states, advocates, and other stakeholders to continue to improve HCBS options. Technical assistance and support for states remains available during the extension period to ensure meaningful progress with ongoing implementation efforts.

    Read CMS' letter to State Medicaid Directors.


    Chuck Ingoglia
    President & CEO
    National Council for Behavioral Health
    Direct: (202) 684-3749

    Neal Comstock
    Director of Membership
    National Council
    202 748-8793