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Join Our Partner, The LEAD Center, for A Webinar on Redefining Home & Community Based Services: CMS Guidance on Non-Residential Services and its Implications for Employment

LEAD Center Logo - www.leadcenter.orgThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new regulations in January 2014 governing home and community-based services (HCBS) provided through state Medicaid programs. The regulations also clarify that in order to receive Federal HCBS funding for services to individuals with disabilities, states must ensure HCBS be delivered in the most integrated setting, and “….support full access of individuals receiving (waiver services) to the greater community, including opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, control personal resources and receive services in the community to the same degree of access as individuals not receiving (waiver services).”

To assist states in complying with the requirements of the HCBS final rule as it relates to non-residential settings, CMS recently released a toolkit with a number of factsheets and resources. This webinar will include presenters from CMS and national subject matter experts, who will discuss the HCBS rule and its applications in supporting individuals with disabilities to seek and attain competitive integrated employment. 

This webinar is presented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in collaboration with the LEAD Center.

Please note: This webinar will be captioned and a link to download the presentation will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar. To request any other reasonable accommodations, please contact Brittany Taylor at within 48 hours of the webinar.


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