HCBS Settings Rule

HCBS Settings Rule

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule effective March 2014 to ensure that the provision of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) occurs in settings that meet certain criteria. The rule ensures that HCBS participants have access to the benefits of community living and that services are true alternatives to those provided in an institutional setting and are delivered in the most integrated setting possible.

HCPF FAQs for Settings Rule 

Colorado State Settings Rule checklist

To learn more, visit the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing where they have ongoing updates on program implementation of the Settings Rule.