CMS Announces Extension for Transitioning to the HCBS Model

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted an informational bulletin on its website with an update on home and community-based services (HCBS). According to the released statement, CMS is extending the transition period for states to demonstrate compliance with the HCBS criteria until March 2022. CMS expects that the three additional years will give states enough time to fully transition to the HCBS model.

To view the full informational bulletin, click the following link:

https://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/downloads/cib050917.pdf