Institute on Disabilities at Temple University


HCBS Final Rule

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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. Here you will find information about the HCBS Final Settings Rule and resources in Pennsylvania and nationally to help you get the community life you want.

CMS Resources

Pennsylvania Resources

National Resources

Videos: What do self-advocates need to know about the HCBS Final Rule?

HCBS Overview - overview video about the Home and Community Based Settings Services rule and its various components

More Videos

  • About the Rule - essential information about how the rule will promote choices, independence, and community for people receiving supports
  • Residential Settings - learn about the various requirements placed on providers involving residential settings
  • Rights Restrictions - the impact of the HCBS Settings Rule on rights restrictions and modifications for people


Council on Quality and Leadership's The Realities of House Rules

Other States





New Jersey



Upcoming Training

HCBS Final Rule Workshop

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 2 PM - 4 PM
Persad Center, 5301 Butler St., Ste 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Federal rules about Home and Community Based Services are changing!

The Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy (PCAA) is working with the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council to:
1) help LGBTQIA+ people with disabilities understand the way that the rule might affect their supports and services, and
2) help our community members understand the way that they can tell the state about the changes they would like to see to HCBS rules.

Come learn more about the Final Rule and how it could affect the way you get services in your home and community!

The Persad Center is accessible to wheelchair users. For other accessibility needs, please contact email

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