The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued regulations that define the settings in which states can pay for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). These regulations ensure that individuals receive Medicaid-funded HCBS in settings that are integrated in and support full access to the greater community. This includes opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive and integrated settings, engage in community life, control personal resources, and receive services in the community, to the same degree as individuals who do not receive HCBS services.
States must ensure their service providers are in compliance by March 2022. States were required to submit a Statewide Transition Plan detailing steps the state will take to meet the deadline. Oregon's plan was approved on February 27, 2019.
Questions and comments
While Oregon’s final Transition Plan was approved February 27, 2019, all individuals receiving HCBS services, family members, advocates, providers, delivery system representatives and the broader community may send comments or concerns to ODHS or OHA at any time.
Email us at HCBS.Oregon@odhsoha.oregon.gov