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GAO: CMS Needs Plan For Monitoring Emergency Changes To HCBS

By Maya Goldman / September 17, 2021 at 12:45 PM
CMS should come up with procedures for monitoring temporary changes to home- and community-based services and evaluate the changes made to HCBS programs in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Government Accountability Office recommended in a report released earlier this month. HHS agreed with both recommendations. CMS approved temporary HCBS program changes during the PHE for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These changes have allowed states to conduct evaluations of beneficiary needs and service planning...


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