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CMS’ New Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule: What it Means for States & Providers

This brief developed by TAC discusses the implications to states of new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) requirements issued by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for eligible settings and person-centered planning. In the brief, TAC examines CMS’ new HCBS rule in the context of evidence-based practices, federal disability policy, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead decision. The brief highlights key considerations for states in complying with the final rule. (2014)