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Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Setting Standards and Transition Plan

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Setting Standards and Transition Plan

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued regulations that define the settings in which it is permissible for states to pay for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). The purpose of these regulations is to ensure that individuals receive Medicaid HCBS in settings that are integrated in and support full access to the greater community. This includes opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive and integrated settings, engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community, to the same degree as individuals who do not receive HCBS.

OPWDD has created this webpage to ensure that our stakeholders have the most up to date information on OPWDD’s HCBS Settings Transition Plan, status and activities. Our stakeholders are encouraged to offer written input, feedback, comments, suggestions and concerns throughout this process through e-mail (quality@opwdd.ny.gov HCBS Settings in Subject Line; or mail-OPWDD, 44 Holland Ave. Albany).