ACL and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are hosting a monthly Webinar series to assist states and stakeholders in developing high quality programs to address social determinants of health (SDOH) and provider capacity building in home- and community-based services (HCBS). The series will focus on best practices in a number of key areas, including person-centered planning, guardianship reform, aligning HCBS policy with SDOH, housing, employment, community inclusion, transportation, and more.
This webinar will focus on best practices in continuing access to HCBS during the COVID-19 pandemic. HCBS waivers promote social distancing practices by giving individuals tools to stay at home. CMS will discuss state options for flexibilities available in Medicaid HCBS programs. Additionally, attendees will hear from states, providers, and advocates about innovative community actions for HCBS waivers in the COVID-19 pandemic.
There will be ample time for questions and discussion.