NCI Issues New Updated Resource to Support Evidence of New HCBS Requirements
"CMS quality management expectations for the operation of HCBS continue to evolve. CMS issued HCBS requirements that went into effect in March 2014; these included requirements for HCBS settings and person-centered service planning. In addition, CMS revised the HCBS Quality Assurances and Sub-Assurances, which also became operative in March 2014. This updated version of the NCI Performance Indicators: Evidence for the New HCBS Requirements and Revised HCBS Assurances includes new NCI survey questions (added for the 2015-16 Survey Cycle) that align with the CMS changes as well as the addition of NCI survey question numbers and question text. The tool is best used for assessing compliance at a systems level."