CMS Released a new Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) toolkit to help providers and states improve Medicaid Integrity. The new HCBS toolkit on the Medicaid Program Integrity Education (MPIE) website helps promote better HCBS billing practices. 

This new toolkit:

  • Reviews HCBS service areas while addressing common errors and improper payments.
  • Gives providers information on how to create, review, and update person-centered plans for HCBS as well as addressing common errors and improper payments.
  • Provides an overview of the self-directed care option including ideas to avoid common errors and improper payments.

 

Provide any suggestions, ideas, or feedback on how you are using the toolkit materials and the outcome.

Remember, education is the key to program integrity!

The Toolkit includes the Understanding Your Role as a Provider newsletter, which provides information about Medicaid home health services, waiver programs, centered plans of care, and durable medical equipment.

There are 3 toolkits contained within this HCBS toolkit:

 

  • Toolkit 1 provides a general overview of home and community-based services and additional information about common errors and improper payments in durable medical equipment, habilitation waivers, and personal care services.  
  • Toolkit 2 provides an overview and additional resources that focus on person-centered care plans as it pertains to common errors and improper payments.
  • Toolkit 3 contains information regarding common errors and improper payments in self-directed home and community-based care.