The Center for Medicare & Medicaid proposed a rule which may potentially prevent assisted living providers from participating in the Home and Community Based Waiver Program by limiting the definition of what constitutes as a community based option.
The rule as proposed defines community based options in such a way that it could prevent Medicaid residents from having the option to live in assisted living if, for instance, the assisted living community uses a residence agreement, versus a lease, or does not have an individual cooking area in every apartment.
ALFA is meeting with CMS on April 29th to voice our concerns with the proposed rule. We hope to work with CMS in a way that will protect assisted living as an option for our nation’s seniors.
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