Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to home and community-based settings. The guidance focuses on the process for states to use in overcoming the presumption that certain settings have the characteristics of an institution, and highlights the heightened scrutiny review that CMS will give such information submitted from states. The guidance also addresses the most common questions asked in topic areas such as state flexibility to exceed federal settings requirements, use of section 1915(b)(3) waiver authority, and application of the settings requirements to visitors and tenancy.
The FAQs are available online at http://www.medicaid.gov/
More information on home and community-based services and settings is also available athttp://www.medicaid.gov/
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