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Redefining Home & Community Based Services: CMS Guidance on Non-Residential Services and its Implications for Employment

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
3:00pm - 4:30pm ET

Presenters

Serena Lowe, Senior Policy Advisor for Workforce Development, Office of Disability Employment Policy

Ralph Lollar, Director, Division of Long Term Services and Supports, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, CMCS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Colleen Gauruder, Central Office Analyst, Division of Long Term Services and Supports, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, CMCS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Alison Barkoff, Directory of Advocacy, Bazelon Center

Lisa Mills, National Subject Matter Expert, National LEAD Center and ODEP’s Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program

This webinar is presented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in collaboration with the LEAD Center.

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new regulations in January 2014 governing home and community-based services (HCBS) provided through state Medicaid programs. The regulations also clarify that in order to receive Federal HCBS funding for services to individuals with disabilities, states must ensure HCBS be delivered in the most integrated setting, and “….support full access of individuals receiving (waiver services) to the greater community, including opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, control personal resources and receive services in the community to the same degree of access as individuals not receiving (waiver services).”

To assist states in complying with the requirements of the HCBS final rule as it relates to non-residential settings, CMS recently released a toolkit with a number of various factsheets and resources.  This webinar will include presenters from CMS and national subject matter experts, who will discuss the HCBS rule and its applications in supporting individuals with disabilities to seek and attain competitive integrated employment.


Please note: All LEAD Center webinars are captioned and presentation materials are sent to participants in advance of the webinar. For any other reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Brittany Taylor at btaylor@ndi-inc.org.