HCBS Settings Compliance Countdown: 266 days
As discussed this week at office hours, HFS has contracted with PCG to perform desk and onsite validations for the sites that require an onsite visit to be validated, known as heightened scrutiny sites by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Following the desk validation, PCG staff are reaching out to providers to book time to talk with people receiving services at a site and the frontline staff. Please be as responsive as possible because we have a very short time frame to complete the onsite visits. In response to some questions, here is some further information:
Residency agreements through the HCBS Settings Rule offer people who live in provider-controlled homes the same rights afforded to those who have leases with a separate landlord. Included in this is the right to know how much the person is spending for rent or room and board. For more information, check out the IDHS: Residency Agreement for Provider Owned or Controlled Settings (state.il.us). Please note, the goal of the residency agreement is to make sure people are informed and know their rights and responsibilities just like people in non-provider controlled homes. This includes knowing the amount generally they will be paying in room and board.
It is recommended for providers to utilize the following for the residency agreement's room and board amounts.
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