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Home and Community-Based Services should protect an individual’s rights.

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

Home and Community-Based Services should give people access to their community.

Home and Community-Based Services should focus on individuals’ goals.

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

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is working with providers to fulfill the promise of the home and community-based services (HCBS) rule. SCDHHS will review and possibly update some waiver programs. This is an opportunity to serve people better and we want Healthy Connections providers to be part of that process.

 

HCBS Deadline Extension

NEW: CMS issued an extension of the HCBS deadline for the settings criteria until March 2022.  This extension only applies to HCBS settings as they were the only part of the regulation that had a transition period.  All other requirements (person-centered planning and conflict-free case management) were (and still are) to be in place effective March 17, 2014.

Click here to see South Carolina's deadlines by setting type.

Click here to see the HCBS Rule Deadline Extension webinar slides and listen to the presentation.

HCBS Requirements and Guidance

Click Here to see some of the requirements for providers of home and community-based services.

CMS has provided states with additional guidance, exploratory questions, and question and answer documents to aid states with the transition time period.

  • Click here to read the exploratory questions on residential settings.
  • Click here to read the exploratory questions on non-residential settings.
  • Click here to read general Questions and Answers on the HCBS rule.
  • Click here to read specific Questions and Answers on HCB settings.

South Carolina HCBS Statewide Transition Plan

The first part of the process is creating a South Carolina Transition Plan for the waiver programs. The South Carolina Statewide Transition Plan is available for reading in the "Resources" section of this website. This plan received Initial Approval from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 3, 2016.  CMS's feedback to the Statewide Transition Plan is available under the "Resources" section of this website. From the dropdown menu, click on "Statewide Transition Plan."

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.

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