HHS Supports Community-Based Options for Older Americans, People with Disabilities


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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule to ensure that Medicaid's home and community-based services programs provide full access to the benefits of community living.

The final rule indicates that Medicaid programs will support home and community-based integrated settings that serve as an alternative to institutional care and that consider the quality of individuals' experiences.


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