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What is HCBS?

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) rule creates a more outcome-oriented definition of home and community-based settings. It does not just look at location, geography or physical characteristics. It looks at how a person spends their day, where they spend their day and with whom they spend their day. The purpose of the HCBS rule is to enable people to receive services in their home and community, keeping them out of institutions.