HCBS Provider Compliance Funding Guidelines for FY 2019-2020
The Department of Developmental Services’ issued Fiscal Year 2019-20 HCBS Provider Compliance Funding Guidelines for service providers who wish to apply for funding.
The Department will hold two, one-hour webinars to review the funding application process and answer questions on Monday, October 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday, and November 6, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please note the application has been modified from years past. To register for any of the above webinars, follow the instructions found at www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS.
We encourage service providers in need of taking steps towards modifying their services to come into compliance with the HCBS rules by March 2022, to apply.
Applications are due November 22, 2019.
Service providers, please note the following service codes are required to meet HCBS final rule:
Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rules SETTINGS/SERVICES IDENTIFIED IN THE STATEWIDE TRANSITION PLAN
Adult Day Care Center
Adult Day Care Facility
Adult Day Program
Adult Day Support Center
Adult Development Center
Adult Family Home
Adult Residential Facility
Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs
On March 14, 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) set forth The Final Rule (requirements) for homes and programs where Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are delivered. Vendors must meet this criteria in order to qualify for federal funding under the Medicaid program (called “Medi-Cal” in California) ¹. NLACRC is devoted to assisting our vendors in meeting the rules. Our goal is to provide technical assistance to vendors in order to obtain compliance by 2022.
The California Department of Developmental Services has collaborated with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to offer training opportunities on the Home and Community Based Services settings Final Rule.
The Department of Developmental Services, Public Consulting Group and Support Development Associates worked in partnership to create a training series on the HCBS Final Rule. A recording of the first training can be viewed through the link below: