Introduction to Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS): Key Considerations for Health Plans

Date: December 02, 2022
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Home and community-based services (HCBS) encompass a broad range of services and supports designed to help older adults and people with disabilities live in their homes, rather than in institutional settings such as nursing facilities. This brief provides context to understand the HCBS landscape and details key considerations for understanding HCBS. This includes background on the regulatory environment that governs long-term services and supports (LTSS), services offered through HCBS programs, HCBS settings and providers, and person-centered planning.