Lead Agency Review: COVID-19
April 6th, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 health and safety measures, the lead agency review team has modified its case file review process and will be adjusting its current tentative schedule. The team will continue to notify lead agencies 60 to 90 days prior to a visit. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
For further information, please read the Lead Agency Review Contingency Plan.
Support plan timeliness
November 20th, 2019
Lead Agency Review (LAR) continues to monitor lead agencies and required timelines for providing support plans. Currently, the team is conducting Round 4 of the statewide review and has not issued corrective actions for the support-plan timeline requirement, as the LAR team was refining protocols and validating data collection. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Lead Agency Review team will begin issuing corrective actions to lead agencies when lead agencies do not follow required timelines for providing support plans to people who receive services.
To learn more, read the full announcement at Lead agency review team to issue corrective actions beginning Jan. 1, 2020, for non-compliance with support-plan timelines .
What is HCBS Lead Agency Review
The purpose of the HCBS Lead Agency Review website is to share information about the lead agency review process, including case file review and site visit protocols as well as our findings with lead agencies.
The Lead Agency Review (LAR) Team completed Round 3 of site visits with 90 lead agencies (87 counties and three tribes) administering Home and Community Based Services programs in November 2018, which included the review of over 6,000 case files and discussions with over 1,300 lead agency staff.
The LAR team has prepared a Round 3 summary report and refined protocols and procedures for Round 4 of lead agency reviews. LAR site visits for Round 4 began in April 2019 and are scheduled to run through 2022. Information for Round 4 is available under the "Processes and protocols" tab above.
Protocols and Review Elements >> Lead Agency Final Reports >>