HCBS Advocacy Coalition Releases White Paper and Matrix on HCBS Rule Implementation

Through collaboration with the Community Living Policy Center, the HCBS Advocacy Coalition has published a white paper and detailed matrix to support states’ monitoring of efforts to implement the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule.

The white paper details five major areas that are crucial for the successful implementation of the HCBS Settings Rule, along with summarized recommendations about outcomes that are relevant to those five areas. In addition to the white paper, the HCBS Advocacy Coalition produced a comprehensive matrix that lists specific measurements and sources to track and assess the outcomes. The five major areas are evaluated at the individual participant, provider, and state/systemic levels. 

NASDDDS was part of a working group of national subject matter experts on quality measures and available data sets that had input into the materials.

FMI: More information and the tools can be found at https://c-q-l.org/news-and-events/guidance-to-support-implementation-of-the-hcbs-settings-rule.