New Training: CMS Rules for Home and Community Based Services

In January 2014, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a long-awaited new regulation defining what is and what is not Home and Community Based Services.

The new rules, which all states must comply with by 2015, set out a broad array of obligations for service-providers to continue to qualify for Medicaid HCBS dollars.

States are responsible for:

  • identifying settings out of compliance,
  •  providing technical assistance to bring them into compliance where feasible and
  • shifting individuals out of non-compliant settings where it is not possible to bring a setting into compliance.

This presentation will discuss the Settings rules, recent guidance from CMS on their implementation and provide an overview of research literature regarding community integration consistent with the priorities of the new regulation. A fee of $10.00 will be charged at the event door, 2 CEU’s provided; please bring check made out to NBRC. Click here to register for this event!

About the trainer:

Ari Ne’eman is the President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and the co-founder of the MySupport technology platform. From 2010 to September 2015, he served as one of President Obama’s appointees to the National Council on Disability, where he advised on a wide array of issues, including Medicaid community integration policy, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, disability employment, parenting rights of people with disabilities and many other key topics in disability policy. He currently serves as a member of the National Quality Forum’s Workgroup on Home and Community Based Services Quality Measures and the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment of People with Disabilities. He is also a board member of the American Association of People with Disabilities and a former adviser to the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 Neurodevelopmental Disorders Workgroup.