CMS Releases Community First Choice Final Regulations; But Seeks More Input on When Housing is “Community-Based”

As it continues implementation of the Affordable Care Act, CMS has released final regulations for the Community First Choice option (CFC). CFC provides an incentive for state Medicaid programs to offer more extensive home and community-based services: specifically, CFC increases the federal Medicaid match by six percent for HCBS that meet CFC standards.

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