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CMS Issues final Home and Community-Based Services Regulation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule that is meant to ensure that Medicaid’s home and community-based services (HCBS) provide comprehensive community living benefits for senior citizens and people with disabilities. The rule also defines “home and community-based settings” across all Medicaid HCBS authorities. For more information regarding the final rule, visit CMS.gov.

Final Regulation: 1915(i) State Plan HCBS, 5-Year Period for Waivers, Provider Payment Reassignment, Setting Requirements for Community First Choice, and 1915(c) HCBS Waivers - CMS-2249-F/CMS-2296-F
 
Informational Bulletin - Final regulations for HCBS provided under Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i) and 1915(k) authorities  

Press Release - Final regulations for HCBS provided under Medicaid’s 1915(c), 1915(i) and 1915(k) authorities  

Fact Sheets Regarding Final Regulation CMS-2249-F/CMS-2296-F 
 - Overview of Regulation  
 - 1915(c): Changes to HCBS Waiver Program 
 - 1915(i): Key Provisions for HCBS State Plan Option 
 - Summary of Key Provisions of the HCBS Settings Final Rule

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"CLASS Act Must Not Be Repealed"

Title: CLASS Act Must Not Be Repealed

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Date: 11 February 2012

Author: P. John Alfano

URL: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2012/02/11/class-act-must-not-be-repealed.html

Summary: LeadingAge Ohio President and CEO responds to February news briefing in Columbus Dispatch on why the CLASS Act is so important for seniors and people with pre-existing conditions.