California Releases Draft of HCBS Transition Plan for Public Comment

(09/23/2014)  New federal regulations set standards to ensure that Medicaid-funded home and community-based services (HCBS) are provided in environments that are non-institutional in nature. It is not enough that a Medicaid HCBS consumer is not living in an institution — under the new standards, the consumer must be integrated with the broader community, and services must be provided in a way that respects a consumer’s rights to dignity, independence, and privacy.

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