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Home Events Home & Community-Based Services Provider Compliance Funding Webinar for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Home & Community-Based Services Provider Compliance Funding Webinar for Fiscal Year 2021-2022

In January 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued final regulations, or rules, for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS).  The rules require that HCBS programs funded through Medicaid (called Medi-Cal in California) provide individuals with disabilities full access to the benefits of community living and offer services and supports in settings that are integrated in the community.  This could include opportunities to seek employment in competitive and integrated settings, control personal resources, and engage in the community to the same degree as individuals who do not receive regional center services.  The HCBS rules focus on the nature and quality of individuals’ experiences and not just the settings where the services are delivered.

In recognition that some service providers need to take steps towards modifying their services to come into compliance with the HCBS rules by March 2023, the 2021 enacted budget contains $15 million to fund necessary changes. Enclosed is the Department of Developmental Services’ (Department) Fiscal Year 2021-22 HCBS Provider Compliance Funding Guidelines for service providers who wish to apply for funding.  The Department will post a letter, Guidelines, and application on its website.

Service Providers eligible to apply:

Service Type Service Code Service Code Description
Residential 096 Geriatric Facility (Residential Care Facility for the Elderly)
Residential 113 DSS Licensed Specialized Residential Facility (Adult Residential Facilities for Persons with Special Health Care Needs)
Residential 904 Family Home Agency (Adult Family Home, Certified Family Home, Family Teaching Home)
Residential 905, 915 Adult Residential Facility
Residential 910, 920 Children’s Residential Facility; Group Home; Foster Family Home; Small Family Home
Day Program 028 Socialization Training Program
Day Program 055 Community Integration Training Program
Day Program 063 Community Activities Support Services
Day Program 475 Participant-Direct Community-Based Training Service for Adults (Community-Based Training Provider)
Day Program 505 Activity Center
Day Program 510 Adult Development Center
Day Program 515 Behavior Management Program
Day Program 855 Adult Day Care (Adult Day Care Facility)
Employment 950 Supported Employment Program-Group Services
Employment 954 Work Activity Program

 

In addition the Department will hold two, one-hour webinars to review the funding application process and answer questions.  The webinars will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 1:00p.m. –2:00 p.m. and Friday, October 8, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. To register for any of the above webinars, follow the instructions found at https://www.dds.ca.gov/initiatives/cms-hcbs-regulations/hcbs-compliance-funding/.

For more information and application submissions contact Leslie Reynaga, HCBS Program Evaluator at LReynaga@kernrc.org or visit Kern Regional Center’s website

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HCBS_Funding_Guidelines_FY_21_22

Date

Oct 08 2021
Expired!

Time

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Online
Category

Organizer

Department of Developmental Services
Website
https://www.dds.ca.gov/

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