Arkansas HCBS Transition Plan


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for home and community-based services that requires states to review and evaluate current Home and Community -Based Services (HCBS) settings, including residential and nonresidential settings. States are required to analyze all HCBS settings where HCBS participants receive services, determine if the current settings comply with the final rule, and demonstrate how compliance will be achieved for those settings that do not meet the HCBS settings requirements.  Settings that are HCBS compliant must be integrated in and support full access of individuals receiving Medicaid

HCBS to the greater community, including opportunities to seek employment and work in competitive integrated settings, engage in community life, control personal resources and receive services in the community to the same degree of access as individuals not receiving Medicaid HCBS.



  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)