Here is the latest from HHS.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 10, 2014

Contact: HHS Press Office

202-690-6343

HHS strengthens community living options for older Americans and people with disabilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule today to ensure that Medicaid’s home and community-based services programs provide full access to the benefits of community living and offer services in the most integrated settings. The rule, as part of the Affordable Care Act, supports the Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Living Initiative. The initiative was launched in 2009 to develop and implement innovative strategies to increase opportunities for Americans with disabilities and older adults to enjoy meaningful community living.

Here is a link to the press release.

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/01/20140110a.html

Here is a link to the regs.

http://ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2014-00487_PI.pdf