As ANCOR is analyzing the impact of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate released this morning, it is clear that ICF employees are included; however, waiver services are not unless the provider employs 100 or more employees. We are trying to get a handle on how many providers this will impact. Please let Carol Ferenz know ASAP if this will impact your organization.
From the CMS Frequently Asked Questions document:
Q. Does this requirement apply to Medicaid home care services, such as Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), since these providers receive Medicaid funding but are not regulated as certified facilities?
A. No, this regulation only applies to those Medicare and Medicaid-certified provider and supplier types that are subject to CMS health and safety regulations. CMS’s health and safety regulations do not cover providers of Home and Community-Based Services.