ACL, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other national partners, is hosting a three-part technical assistance webinar series highlighting innovative strategies and approaches states are taking to effectively implement the federal settings criteria for home and community-based services (HCBS).
The webinar series is intended to help ACL’s networks, partners, and external stakeholders identify strategic ways to engage in their state’s ongoing HCBS systems transformation efforts.
Each presentation will include an overview of promising practices and innovative strategies from across the nation identified by ACL and CMS, as well as specific presentations from state government leaders and other external stakeholders who have led the way in implementing key aspects of the federal HCBS settings rule.
Innovative State Approaches to Promoting Compliance with the Federal HCBS Settings Criteria
Thursday, November 8, 2:00 – 3:30pm ET
An overview of innovative state strategies in setting assessment, validation, and remediation of HCBS settings; training/technical assistance models that states have rolled out (in collaboration with various partners) to ensure providers are able to make modifications to comply with the rule; and how to conduct ongoing monitoring of HCBS settings.
Promising State Strategies for Working with Providers to Meet the HCBS Settings Criteria & Promote Optimal Community Integration
Thursday, November 29, 2:00 – 3:30pm ET
A review of promising practices states are using (in partnership with stakeholders) for provider transformation, as well as state strategies to build provider capacity to improve community integration and increase the availability of non-disability specific settings.
After Receiving Final Statewide Transition Plan Approval: Tackling the Ongoing Systems-Change Work that Remains
Thursday, December 13, 2:00 – 3:30pm ET
A review of creative examples of state policy reforms, reimbursement/rate restructuring, and meaningful stakeholder engagement activities to facilitate ongoing HCBS systems-change.
This webinar series is open to the public. Each participant must register for each of the three sessions separately.