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.