Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS )are long-term services & supports provided in home and community-based settings, as recognized under the federal Medicaid (Medi-Cal) Program. These services can be a combination of standard medical services and non-medical services. Standard services can include, but are not limited to: case management (i.e. supports and service coordination), homemaker, home health aide, personal care, adult day health services, habilitation (both day and residential), and respite care. States can also propose “other” types of services that may assist in diverting and/or transitioning individuals from institutional settings into their homes and community.
The Department of Developmental Services has released the attached guidance on the application process for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 HCBS Provider Compliance Funding. DDS will hold two one-hour webinars, to review the application process and answer questions. These will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, and Monday, November 26, 2018, from 11am to Noon. To register please follow the instructions found at www.dds.ca.gov/HCBS
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has been working with partner agencies, including the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the California Department of Aging (CDA), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), other entities, and public and stakeholder input to develop a multi-year Statewide Transition Plan (STP) to bring California into compliance with new rules. This plan has to be approved by CMS.