When it comes to home- and community-based services (HCBS), what feels like old news is still new. The “old news” is the 2014 final ruling from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defining standards for community settings eligible to provide Medicaid HCBS and the requirement for an electronic visit verification (EVV) system included as a provision of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), signed into law on December 13, 2016. First, for the Medicaid HCBS ruling. The regulation created a uniform standard for defining eligible community-based settings across all Section 1915(i) state plan programs . . .
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