Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Enhancement

As required by CMS, Rhode Island is planning to use the federal funds attributable to the increased FMAP to implement a variety of activities, including enhancements to HCBS services, eligibility, infrastructure, and reimbursement methodologies. These funds must be used to enhance, expand, or strengthen Medicaid HCBS.

For more information on the Enhanced HCBS FMAP Funding, please see the CMS Guidance.

EOHHS sought public comment on the types of activities that could be funded to enhance, expand, or strengthen Medicaid HCBS, as well as ways this funding could be used to address disparities and equity issues in the provision of HCBS. EOHHS is interested in distributing funding in line with our core values of choice, equity and community engagement.

In order to gather opinions from all interested parties quickly and efficiently, EOHHS created and issued a survey to collect information that would lead to Rhode Island’s proposal.