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HCBS Settings Toolkit


Tools and Information

Rights Palm Card
Crosswalk POMs Comps Ethics HCBS PCP Promote
OPWDD Home and Community Based Services General Requirements
OPWDD Person Centered Planning: Care Management and Home and Community Based Services 
Balancing the Right to “Access to Food” with Protections for Individuals in Home and Community Based Settings 

Questions and Answers

When honoring a person’s right to choose where they live, what is expected of providers?
What can Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and providers do to support real and meaningful community inclusion?

Person-Centered Planning Resources

Person-Centered Planning
Strengths and Risks Inventory Tool
Person Centered Planning Regulation FAQ
FAQs concerning Medicaid Beneficiaries in Home and Community-Based Settings who Exhibit Unsafe Wandering or Exit-Seeking Behavior 

Assessment Survey Tools and Guidance

Residential Assessment:

ADM #2014-04 OPWDD Home and Community Based Settings Preliminary Transition Plan Implementation
Guidance Document for Residential Assessment
Part I, Person Centered Residential Assessment Tool
Part II, Residential Assessment Site Review Tool
DQI Review tool for Heightened Scrutiny / HCBS
DQI Heightened Scrutiny / HCBS Settings Tool

Residential Assessment Final Data and Quality Improvement Resources

HCBS Settings Assessment Reports Letter
Suggestions for Using the HCBS Settings Assessment Reports
Summary Report:  Person Centered Review
Summary Report:  Site Review
Quality Improvement Road Map

CMS Exploratory Questions


Family Care Assessment

Agency Sponsored Family Care (ASFC) Informational Letter
ASFC Informational Letter – Attachment A
ASFC Informational Letter – Attachment B
Guidance Document Reference in Attachment A and B
ASFC HCBS Assessment PowerPoint Training

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation PowerPoint, July 11, 2016
Day Habilitation Memo Draft, June 23, 2016

Heightened Scrutiny

ICF Conversions and HCBS Settings Resources

HCBS Settings Checklist for ICF to IRA Conversions
ICF Transitions
HCBS Settings Compliance Action Plan for ICF to IRA Conversions

External Resources

CMS Home and Community Based Services 
HCBS Advocacy Web Site
National Senior Citizens Law Center “Just Like Home:  An advocates Guide to Consumer Rights in Medicaid HCBS”
National Senior Citizens Law Center "Just like Home:  An Advocate’s Guide for State Transitions Under the New Medicaid HCBS Rules"