November 13, 2020

CMS Releases its Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Rebalancing Toolkit for State Medicaid Agencies

On November 2, CMS released the Long-Term Services and Supports Rebalancing Toolkit. The Toolkit is aimed at providing State Medicaid programs with guidance on best practices on accelerating the transition of Medicaid beneficiaries in nursing homes to home and community-based services (HCBS).  The Toolkit’s release is a continuation of CMS’ effort to transition Medicaid beneficiaries from institutional care facilities to HCBS care. This announcement follows CMS’ September 23 announcement of the new availability of Money Follows the Person (MFP) HCBS Capacity Building Initiative funding to accelerate the transition of Medicaid beneficiaries from institutional facilities to HCBS care.