Wednesday, March 20, 2019

CMS Training on HCBS Provider Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies

Lilly Hummel

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a webinar on April 3, 20 from 2:30-4:00ET to provide the comprehensive elements of a risk assessment and mitigation strategies. You can register for the training here. According to CMS, the elements that will be covered include

- An assessment process to identify risks;
- Development of individualized plans to address risks;
- Monitoring activities to modify plans as needed;
- A process to train and educate staff; and
- Ongoing system wide quality improvement in home and community-based programs.

The session will also include a review of federal regulations that support the health and welfare of HCBS waiver participants and an overview of the 2018 Interagency Report entitled Ensuring Beneficiary Health and Safety in Group Homes Through State Implementation of Comprehensive Compliance Oversight. AHCA/NCAL encourages all Medicaid HCBS providers to attend to learn more about what CMS considers to be best practices.

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