Home and Community-Based Services Webinar Series on Promising State Approaches to Implementing Federal Criteria

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) have partnered with other national organizations to host a technical assistance webinar series highlighting innovative strategies and approaches states are taking to effectively implement the federalĀ settings criteria for home and community-based services (HCBS). The webinar series is intended to help…

House Approves Funding for Key Home Health Programs

On Wednesday, September 27th, the House of Representatives approved legislation funding much of the government for Fiscal Year 2019, and moving the deadline for the rest to early December, after the mid-term elections. The legislation, H.R. 6157, was largely the appropriations bill for the Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Departments. In total,…

Senate Approves Funding for Home Care Programs

On August 23rd, the Senate approved an appropriations package for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education, and other related agencies. In total, the package totaled $854 billion in spending, accounting for approximately 60 percent of spending on all appropriations bills. This marks the first time since 2007 that the Senate…

Home and Community-Based Services Dominates Growth in Medicaid LTSS Spending

Spending on home and community-based services continued to account for the vast majority of all Medicaid long-term services and supports spending in Fiscal Year 2016, announced the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Home and community-based services (HCBS) increased by 10 percent in FY 2016, easily outstripping the annual…