CMS Publishes Informational Bulleting on HCBS

Shelley Wagar

This morning CMS released an Informational Bulletin extending the timeline for compliance with the home and community-based settings rule. CMS indicates that states should continue progress with their statewide transition plan to be approved by March 17, 2019, but the agency is extending the transition period for states to demonstrate compliance with the settings criteria by 3 years to March 17, 2022. NYSCAL has forwarded this bulletin to the Department of Health.  The bulletin may be found on the NYSCAL website (