Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule
The Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Final Rule, a federal policy change announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides new opportunities for people with disabilities to have the kinds of community services they want.
Find information about the HCBS Final Settings Rule and resources in Pennsylvania and nationally to help you get the community life you want.
In the News
7/14/2020 CMS extends HCBS Final Settings Rule Implementation Date to March 2023 Due to Pandemic
Statement by HCBS Advocacy Coalition Regarding Further Delay of the Home and Community Based Settings Rule:
"While CMS invokes the COVID-19 pandemic as justification for extending the Settings Rule, we disagree. In fact, the current crisis makes the need for strong implementation of the Rule, and the provision of home and community-based services, even more clear. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the risks of large congregate settings and made the Rule's focus on more individualized supports in smaller and non-disability specific settings more important than ever."
Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Information for Residential Service Locations
The purpose of this communication is to release for public comment the residential service locations that have been identified as requiring an onsite heightened scrutiny review from the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) as well as the proposed tool that will be used in conducting the review.
Public Comment period ended 11:59 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2020.
This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; in part by grant #1901PASCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.