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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a list of frequently asked questions and answers related to how home and community based services can meet regulatory requirements as they care for individuals who exhibit wandering behavior.

“As states, providers, beneficiaries and other stakeholders determine a strategy for complying with the setting requirements during a during a transition period that ends March 17, 2019, questions have arisen on how to adhere to the individualized nature of service provision for individuals with dementia or other conditions in which unsafe wandering or exit-seeking behavior is exhibited,” reads the FAQ document.

The CMS says the person-centered planning process should include a process that:

The document also addresses controlled-egress, technological solutions, staff training, environmental design and other related topics. To read the full list of FAQ and CMS answers, please visit the Medicaid website (PDF).

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