Resource: CMS Home and Community-Based Services Toolkit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new toolkit designed for state Medicaid agencies to strengthen infrastructure and develop robust home and community-based services (HCBS) for eligible beneficiaries.

The toolkit highlights promising state models and practices for strengthening state infrastructure to increase transitions from institutional settings to community-based settings; prevent or delay institutionalization; and improve community living for individuals eligible for Medicaid HCBS. The toolkit contains four modules that offer:

  • State strategies to increase the share of long-term services and supports (LTSS) provided in community-based settings
  • Tools designed to assist states with policy and programmatic strategies
  • Case studies of innovative programs and creative ways of leveraging federal authorities to transform LTSS systems
  • Links to relevant resource.

View the Long-Term Services and Supports Rebalancing Toolkit

View the toolkit fact sheet.