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HCBS Settings Review Panel

DHS will use an HCBS Settings Review Panel to review evidentiary packages of some settings that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “presumes are not HCBS.” The Department of Human Services (DHS) will review these packages after the public comment period but before submission to CMS, when:

  • DHS does not believe the setting is HCBS
  • Public comment raises concern that the setting has institutional or isolating qualities.

We will post evidentiary packages for public comment on the HCBS settings evidentiary packages webpage as we complete them.

A DHS review panel will appoint between nine and 11 HCBS Settings Review Panel members who represent diverse perspectives and experiences.

DHS will provide the resources necessary to operate the settings review panel. Members will not be paid and will volunteer their time to participate on the panel.

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