Texas: HHSC Publishes New HCS Certification Standards

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HHSC published new Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) Certification Standard rules effective June 21, 2023. The new rules are in Title 26 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 565. HHSC reorganized rules for clarity and ease of use and added guidance regarding protective devices and residential requirements. Read HCS Certification Standards 26 TAC 565. Sign up […]

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NAHC Analysis: New Proposed CMS Medicaid Access Rule

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Upcoming webinar: New Medicaid Proposed Rules: Overview and Implications for NAHC Members Learn more about this webinar Monday, May 10, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT REGISTER Free to NAHC members! Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a pair of proposed regulations that will significantly impact the Medicaid program if […]

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CMS Releases Medicaid Access and Managed Care Rules

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Today, April 27, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a pair of proposed regulations that will significantly impact the Medicaid program if finalized. The two rules jointly address a wide range of issues regarding access to and payment for Medicaid services. Read on for highlights of today’s announcement. Look for upcoming […]

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HCBS Access Act introduced in Congress

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Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to enhance and broaden Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). The bill, the HCBS Access Act (S. 762/H.R. 1493, aims to address the long-standing problem of the waiting list for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) by putting home and community care on equal […]

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NAHC to White House: FY2024 Needs Big Investment in Medicaid HCBS

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has written to the Biden administration to recommend that the President’s FY 2024 budget request include at least $300 billion to support Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). This budget request reflects the CBO’s preliminary estimate associated with the Better Care Better Jobs Act (S. 2210/H.R. […]

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The Better Care Better Job Act Deserves Your Support

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GO HERE to support the Better Care Better Jobs Act with just a few clicks of your mouse Home care advocates have been meeting with members of Congress this week to ask for their support for the Better Care Better Jobs Act and it is important that home care professionals who did not make the […]

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HHS Expands HCBS for Elderly, People with Disabilities

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More than 40 states and territories will now participate in Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person demonstration program, which has provided billions to help seniors and people with disabilities safely transition from institutional care to their homes and communities On August 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for […]

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CMS Open Door Forum to Discuss New HCBS Quality Standards

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The next CMS Long-Term Services and Supports Open Door Forum from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will take place on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). The topic will be the first-ever home- and community-Based Services (HCBS) quality measure set to promote consistent quality measurement within […]

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CMS Open Door Forum to Discuss New HCBS Quality Standards

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The next CMS Long-Term Services and Supports Open Door Forum from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will take place on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). The topic will be the first-ever home- and community-Based Services (HCBS) quality measure set to promote consistent quality measurement within […]

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CMS Releases Quality Measure Set to Improve Home & Community-Based Care

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On July 21, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will release its first-ever home- and community-Based Services (HCBS) quality measure set to promote consistent quality measurement within and across state Medicaid HCBS programs. The measure set is intended to provide insight into the quality of HCBS programs and enable states to measure […]

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CMS Releases Quality Measure Set to Improve Home & Community-Based Care

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On July 21, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will release its first-ever home- and community-Based Services (HCBS) quality measure set to promote consistent quality measurement within and across state Medicaid HCBS programs. The measure set is intended to provide insight into the quality of HCBS programs and enable states to measure […]

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CMS Releases Quality Measure Set to Improve Home & Community-Based Care

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On July 21, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will release its first-ever home- and community-Based Services (HCBS) quality measure set to promote consistent quality measurement within and across state Medicaid HCBS programs. The measure set is intended to provide insight into the quality of HCBS programs and enable states to measure […]

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