Home & Community Based Services
NSCLC advocates for more use of home and community-based services versus institutionalization, especially for low-income older adults needing long term services and supports.
Darling et al v. Douglas, Ninth District, California, is a class action suit that challenged the State’s planned elimination of Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) as a Medi-Cal benefit. Read more about the suit.
- Health Network Alert – State Transition Plans for New Medicaid HCBS Regulations: Four Tips for Consumer Advocates
(07/22/2014) States now are beginning to release their transition plans to bring their Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) systems into compliance with the new federal regulations on community-based settings. It is essential that consum...
- Just Like Home: An Advocate’s Guide for State Transitions Under the New Medicaid HCBS Rules
June 2014 -- To assist government officials and stakeholders, NSCLC has written Just Like Home: An Advocate’s Guide for State Transitions Under the New Medicaid HCBS Rules. The guide provides analysis and recommendations for multiple aspects of the...
- Just Like Home: Consumer Rights in Medicaid HCBS
April 2014 -- The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) believes that home and community-based services (HCBS) should be provided as an option to every Medicaid beneficiary (consumer) who needs such services, allowing more seniors and persons wit...
- 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Policy Brief
This brief describes how Medicaid continues to give preference to long term services and supports in institutional settings, and provides recommendations to expand and improve home and community-based services for every eligible Medicaid beneficiary.
- 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Fact Sheet
This fact sheet shares national data on home and community-based services including who provides services, how much states are spending on long term services and supports for elders, and more.
- Statement on Long Term Services and Supports
In a statement shared with the Senate Special Committee on Aging Dec. 19, 2013, NSCLC says that the first step in improving Long Term Services and Supports is addressing the imbalance that exists in financing of services. Medicaid, for example, con...
- NSCLC Comments on Proposed Regulations for Medicaid Cost Sharing
Please distribute widely
Your Comments Needed:
Proposed Federal Regulations Would Subject
Medicaid Beneficiaries to LTSS Co-Payments
We need your help! Please provide comments to the federal government to object to proposed Medicaid regulations t...
- Advocates Guide: Medicaid Long Term Services & Supports 101: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges
The guide offers advocates a primer on the law that impacts Medicaid-funded home and community-based services. It highlights key resources and tools to use when advocating to expand and preserve Medicaid coverage of critical LTSS services.
- HHS Inspector General Finds Weaknesses in Federal Monitoring of HCBS Quality
(August 2012) A report released by the HHS Inspector General has revealed that seven out of twenty-five states did not have adequate systems to ensure quality of care provided to home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver beneficiaries. The Cente...
- NSCLC Comments on State Plan HCBS Benefit
(7/3/2012) NSCLC comments on proposed federal regulations to define when Medicaid home and community-based (HCBS) funding can be used and when, on the other hand, a setting is excessively institutional. NSCLC advocates for strong consumer protection...