Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule

Three women posing and smilingThe Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Final Rule, a federal policy change announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides new opportunities for people with disabilities to have the kinds of community services they want.

Here you will find information about the HCBS Final Settings Rule and resources in Pennsylvania and nationally to help you get the community life you want.
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On the Calendar


Free Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule Events

Join us for a series of free webinars on Home and Community Based Services led by Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Associate Director of Policy, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.

To request accommodations for either program or if you have any questions, please email Jamie at jamie.ray-leonetti@temple.edu by September 21, 2020.


  • HCBS Final Rule Updates
    DATE: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    TIME: 10 AM – 11 AM
    Catch up on the latest news about the HCBS Final Rule.
    Speakers:
    Alison Barkoff, JD, Center for Public Representation
    Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
    Register for HCBS Final Rule Updates
    After registering, please watch your inbox for a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • HCBS Final Rule Lunch and Learn: Have you Heard of the HCBS Final Rule
    DATE: Wednesday September 30, 2020
    TIME: 12 Noon – 1 PM
    Grab your lunch and join us on Zoom for an encore of our "basic" training
    Presenter:
    Jamie Ray-Leonetti, Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
    Register for the Final Rule Lunch and Learn
    After registering, please watch your inbox for a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; in part by grant #1901PASCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.


In the News


Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Information for Residential Service Locations

The purpose of this communication is to release for public comment the residential service locations that have been identified as requiring an onsite heightened scrutiny review from the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) as well as the proposed tool that will be used in conducting the review.

Public Comment period ended 11:59 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2020.

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CMS Resources


Pennsylvania Resources


National Resources


Videos: What do self-advocates need to know about the HCBS Final Rule?

HCBS Overview - overview video about the Home and Community Based Settings Services rule and its various components


More Videos

  • About the Rule - essential information about how the rule will promote choices, independence, and community for people receiving supports
  • Residential Settings - learn about the various requirements placed on providers involving residential settings
  • Rights Restrictions - the impact of the HCBS Settings Rule on rights restrictions and modifications for people

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This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; in part by grant #1901PASCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.


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