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  • CMS quality management expectations for the operation of home and community based services (HCBS) continue to evolve. Most recently, CMS issued new (effective March 2014) HCBS quality requirements for HCBS settings and person centered service planning. In addition, CMS revised the HCBS Quality Assurance and Sub-Assurance which also became operative in March 2014. To assist states with required reporting to CMS on compliance with the New HCBS requirements and revised Assurances, NCI has produced a guide that identifies the ways in which NCI data can be incorporated. The guide is organized as follows:

    I. New HCBS Requirements and NCI Data
    This section aligns the specific NCI data sources with new HCBS Requirements.

    • New HCBS Setting Requirements (Residential and Day Services) 
    • New HCBS Setting Requirements for Provider Owned/Operated Residential Settings 
    • New HCBS Person-centered Service Plan Process Requirements 
    • New HCBS Person-centered Service Plan Documentation Requirements 

    II. New HCBS Requirements and NCI Data: Quick View Tables
    Quick view tables illustrate at-a-glance the extent to which NCI data can be used as a data source for new HCBS quality expectations.

    • New HCBS Setting Requirements (Residential and Day Services) 
    • New HCBS Setting Requirements for Provider Owned/Operated Residential Settings 
    • New HCBS Person-centered Service Plan Process Requirements 
    • New HCBS Person-centered Service Plan Documentation Requirements 

    III. Revised HCBS Assurances and Sub-assurances and NCI Performance Indicators
    This section focuses on the Revised HCBS Assurances and Sub-assurances and NCI data useful for evaluating statewide performance. 

    • Service Plan Sub-assurances and NCI Performance Indicators 
    • Health and Welfare Sub-assurances and NCI Performance Indicators 
    • Qualified Providers Sub-assurances and NCI Performance Indicators 
    • Level of Care Assurance and Sub-assurances 
    • Financial Accountability Assurance and Sub-assurances 
    • Administrative Authority Assurance 

    The guide is available here, as well as on the NCI website under "Resources" under "Technical Reports"

    Please contact dhiersteiner@hsri.org with any questions