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Consumer Voice Submits Comments to CMS Supporting Increased Access to High-Quality HCBS

July 05, 2023

Consumer Voice submitted comments and suggestions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) supporting the proposed “Medicaid Program; Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services” rule.  Consumer Voice strongly supports the goal of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to increase access to high-quality Medicaid-funded Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). We agree with CMS's multifaceted approach to achieve this goal, particularly the steps supporting the workforce, creating quality measures, increasing transparency and accountability in HCBS spending, and implementing a grievance program for recipients of Medicaid Fee for Service (FFS). Our comments focused mainly on the HCBS provisions within the NPRM. Consumer Voice strongly supports increasing access to high-quality HCBS services for older adults and people with disabilities, as well as the adoption of measures to improve job quality for direct care workers.

Read our full comments.

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