HCBS (CMS) Final Rule Compliance Report
In 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new rules which say that service providers receiving CMS funds have to provide services which allow individuals to be part of their communities. This is known as the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) final rule. Each state has until March 2023 to help providers comply with the CMS requirements. For more information regarding the HCBS Final rule, please visit DDS’s website at https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/cms-hcbs-regulations/.
Regional centers must post information regarding how providers are doing with ensuring individuals served are part of their communities (Welfare and Institutions Code section 4519.2(b)). This information is to be updated at least every six months until DDS has determined that statewide compliance has been met. View Lanterman’s most current report (data last updated 08/25/2020)