In 2014, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published new regulations for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). The new rules apply to the Innovations Waiver and are designed to maximize opportunities for people with disabilities to have access to the benefits of community living in the most integrated settings.
The timelines for all HCBS implementation activities have been aggressive. In the current phase of implementation, providers were required to complete a self-assessment of applicable sites by September 15, 2015. Cardinal Innovations has completed training for network providers and informational sessions are planned with community stakeholder groups.
If you have any questions about the new HCBS rules or the Provider Self-Assessment Process, please email
HCBSAssessmentCommunications@CardinalInnovations.org or visit the
NC Department of Health and Human Services' Home and Community Based Services website.