Institute on Disabilities at Temple University


HCBS Final Rule

HCBS - Introduction

The 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.

This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.

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Upcoming Training

HCBS - Know the Facts: Understanding the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Monroeville, PA
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Greensburg, PA

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, in partnership with Disability Rights Pennsylvania, Self-Advocates United as One (SAU1), and the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, is offering face-to-face training on the HCBS (Home and Community Based Service) Final Rule.


  • the Rule's requirements and benefits;
  • how the Rule promotes person-centered planning;
  • to advocate for supports and services to make sure this Rule works for you or those you support.


In the News

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


Council on Quality and Leadership's The Realities of House Rules

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