What are Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)?

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) are services and supports provided in home and community-based settings, with the intent of diverting or transitioning individuals from institutional settings into their homes and community. RCRC-vendored providers of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) are subject to these changes in regulation. New RCRC vendorizations and service providers contracted through the Self Determination Program (SDP) are expected to be in compliance upon initiation of services. Existing providers should work with RCRC’s Community Service Department to update their vendorizations as needed. RCRC wants to support all providers in achieving compliance with regulation, so that providers may continue to qualify for Regional Center funding.

In March 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted updates to federal regulation regarding Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) to promote:

    • Person Centered Planning
    • Individualized Services
    • Access to the Full Benefit of Community Life

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Tools for Home and Community-Based Services

What is HCBS? – RCRC’s Transparency and Compliance

HCBS Training Series

DDS Tools for HCBS

California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) information on HCBS Final Rule

RCRC Tools for HCBS