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Home and Community Based Services Final Rule

North Carolina supports serving individuals with disabilities in the most integrated settings possible, based on what is clinically appropriate as defined by the individual’s person-centered planning process.

We believe that individuals with disabilities should have the opportunity to live in community settings that reflect community values and standards.

Through engaging beneficiary and provider stakeholders, we will create a plan that supports individuals through a person-centered process, builds upon our already existing system and supports providers to ensure compliance with rules. This webpage details North Carolina’s vision of Home and Community Based Services.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services effective March 17, 2014. The rule allows beneficiaries access to the benefits of community living and receiving services in the most integrated setting and provides alternatives to institutions. Additional information can be found at Medicaid.gov.