HCBS Compliance Projects

CMS Settings Rules

CMS Settings Rule overview: CMS Final Rule

Fact Sheet: https://www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS/HCBS-SettingRule-FactSheet.cfm

Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS/HCBS-Rules-FAQ.cfm

CMS Informational Bulletin

DDS HCBS Final Rule Training Flyer

HCBS Compliance Activities Funding

In recognition that service providers will need to continue taking steps towards modifying their services, the 2019 enacted budget contains $15 million to fund changes that are necessary for providers to come into compliance with the HCBS rules by March 2022.

2019/20 HCBS Compliance Grant Guidelines have been released and the application period now open. Grant applications are due no later than November 22nd, 2019. Completed applications should be emailed to: ashleym@nbrc.net

NBRC is offering 2 trainings to assist with the application process. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to deannal@nbrc.net

  • Tuesday, 11/5/19 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at NBRC Napa Office, 610 Airpark Rd, Napa
  • Thursday, 11/7/19 from 10 am – 12 noon at NBRC Santa Rosa Office, 2351 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa

DDS is also offering 2 one-hour webinar trainings. If you are interested in participating, please register here: https://www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS/

  • Monday, 10/28/19 from 10 am – 11 am
  • Wednesday, 11/6/19 from 1 pm – 2 pm

Information regarding the funding process, by fiscal year is available below.


DDS approved concepts FY 18.19 DDS Approved Concepts FY 18.19 NBRC

DDS approved concepts FY 17.18 DDS Approved Concepts – NBRC

DDS approved concepts FY 16.17 DDS Approved Concepts – NBRC

NBRC Billing Instructions: Billing Training 7-2019