HCBS Waiver


All providers of Home and Community Based Services, are subject to changes in federal regulations (known as the CMS Final Rule), and will be assessed for compliance by DDS later this year. ACRC wants to support all providers in achieving compliance with the required elements of the regulation, so that providers may continue to qualify for Regional Center funding.

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.


New HCBS Rules

CMS Home and Community-Based Services Regulations

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.