ACL: Changes in HCBS Programs in Response to COVID-19

 Description: In response to the COVID-19 emergency, states are receiving federal approval for modifying their Medicaid HCBS waivers in a variety of ways. The changes include modifications to:
• Access & eligibility
• Services (including remote services)
• Payment to family members and legal representatives
• Provider qualifications
• Processes for level of care evaluations and reassessments
• Payment rates
• Person-centered service plans
• Incident reporting requirements
• Support during hospitalization
• Expanding opportunities for self-direction

Click here to access the resource:  https://ncler.acl.gov/getattachment/Legal-Training/HCBS-Changes-Slides.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

Keywords: Medicaid; HCBS; waivers; policy

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