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Members & Families

Home and Community-Based Services should protect your rights as an individual.

Home and Community-Based Services should take place in an integrated setting.

Home and Community-Based Services should give you access to your community.

Home and Community-Based Services should focus on what your goals are.

Home and Community-Based Services should provide you with choices.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is using the Home and Community-Based Services rule to guide how we look at the experience people have receiving home and community-based services. SCDHHS will review and possibly update some waiver programs. This is going to be a process that will take some time. SCDHHS is committed to keeping you informed about this process.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new deadlines for meeting the HCBS requirements.  All states now have until March 17, 2023, to meet the HCBS requirements.  This was done due to the COVID-19 impact on all our states.  You can read the letter and updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here.

Resources

Click here for general resources.

Click here for links on Medicaid Waiver information.

Click here for information and short videos explaining the HCBS Rule.

Click here for person-centered planning resources.

Personal Planning Toolkit (English and Spanish)

Family Helpful Hints Guide (English and Spanish)

My Life, My Plan (You tube video: One person's perspective on her person-centered planning process)

Click here to view the HCBS Home and Community Based (HCB) Settings Quality Review Process webinar slides

Webinar recording (with closed captioning; best viewed in Chrome)

Webinar Questions and Answer (June 5 & 7 combined)

Click here to view the HCBS Home and Community Based (HCB) Settings Quality Review Process presentation to IMPACT-South Carolina.

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Click here to view and listen to the HCBS Rule - Home and Community-Based (HCB) Settings Quality Review process (Waiver participants and Families/Caregivers, December 2019)

  • Presentation is approximately 30 minutes and includes audio
  • To view the slides only, click here

If you would like to ask any questions, leave a comment, or provide feedback, you can do that here.

South Carolina is focused on the quality of the experience of people receiving home and community-based services.