HCBS Sector Faces Daunting Landscape Amid PHE Wind-Down

By Bridget Early / February 8, 2023 at 12:07 PM
Home and community-based services experts are worried that the conclusion of flexibilities linked to the COVID-19 public health emergency could align catastrophically with CMS’ HCBS settings requirements and the eventual disappearance of residual American Rescue Plan funding, which have helped keep the struggling sector afloat amid rampant workforce shortages. The sector’s efforts to shore up the sector could be boosted by President Joe Biden’s calls to support at-home caregivers during his second State of the Union speech Tuesday (Feb. 7)...

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