Medicaid officials seek input for better community-based services for people with disabilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently looking for suggestions from the public to help provide better community-based services for people with disabilities. Input from stakeholders will assist CMS in creating reforms and new policies to better serve those in the community -- everything from the way benefits are designed to how they are paid for.

Officials look to learn more about the ways in which their public services can better promote the health and safety of beneficiaries with minimal fraud, waste and abuse. They wish to find ways to increase access and quality of community services, while still providing options for those needing institutional care. These collaborative efforts will help influence how the Federal Government designs and pays for services, as well improving the workforce in home care.

CMS is accepting public comments through Jan. 9.

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