Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule Emerging Topics Survey Findings
If you did not respond to the Emerging Topics survey and would like to, please click here to visit the survey. Complete the survey by June 30, 2020 for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card!
In January 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a Final Rule on Home & Community Based Services (HCBS). HCBS are Medicaid services for people with disabilities to help them live in their own homes and communities. The HCBS Rule is important because it will ensure individuals with disabilities have the same access to community resources as individuals without disabilities. It will also protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to make decisions about the services they receive and who provides their services. The deadline for states to implement the HCBS Rule is March 2022.
As the state of Michigan transitions to compliance with the Final Rule, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) are committed to providing information on the HCBS Rule to individuals with disabilities and their family members. This is why MI-DDI is surveying individuals on their knowledge and informational needs related to HCBS.
Beginning in September 2019, MI-DDI surveyed individuals to learn:
Who responded to the MI-DDI Emerging Topics survey?
What did the MI-DDI Emerging Topics survey discover?
Next Steps & Thank You
Thank you to everyone who responded to the first and second rounds of the Emerging Topics survey! MI-DDI appreciates your thoughtful responses and for helping us learn about your informational needs related to HCBS.
Survey respondents who provided their contact information were entered into a $25 Visa gift card raffle after completing the survey. Ten respondents were randomly selected and contacted in January 2020. Congratulations to our ten raffle winners!
Your responses to the Emerging Topics survey are important to us! Your feedback will assist MI-DDI in developing useful HCBS community resources.
Our webinars on HCBS and Person-Centered Planning (PCP) took place on March 27 and 31. Resources from these webinars will be posted soon on our HCBS site. Please click here to visit the HCBS site.
If you would like more information on the HCBS Final Rule, please visit https://ddi.wayne.edu/hcbsinfo.