Some Training by CMS of Interest

June 21, 2021

Post-Pandemic Re-Integration and Assessment of Community Interactions

June 22, 2021 from 1:30-3:00 PM ET

The purpose of this training is to assist states to successfully re-integrate individuals receiving home and community-based services (HCBS) and supports into their communities by redefining the baseline for community access as the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic are relaxed or eliminated.  In this training we will:

  • Share pertinent CMS guidance from the State Health Official Letter of December 22, 2020: Planning for the Resumption of Normal State Medicaid, CHIP and Basic Health Program Operations Upon Conclusion of the Public Health Emergency and the January 15, 2021 General Transition Planning Tool;
  • Review some of the changes that will need to occur as the flexibilities approved for use during the pandemic begin to unwind including identifying flexibilities used by states which could potentially be incorporated into 1915(c) waivers going forward; and
  • Identify the key strategic factors included in a state’s assessment process to ensure that individuals can re-connect with their communities in accordance with their own choices and preferences taking into account the dignity of risk and including the most current, appropriate methods for delivery of HCBS based on those individual preferences.

Following the presentation, webinar participants will have the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session receiving feedback from CMS.

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