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ODP Announcement 21-031: UPDATE highlights that the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides a temporary 10% increase to the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for certain Medicaid expenditures for home and community-based services (HCBS). The funding is to be used to enhance, expand, or strengthen HCBS beyond what is available under the Medicaid program.

On June 3, CMS notified states that they have an additional year to use funding made available by ARPA, expanding eligible expenditures to March 31, 2025. To provide guidance about the process for providers to request one-time payments and address staff training, credentialing, and business associates programs for employment, the application deadline for this initiative has been extended to October 31, 2022.

Providers interested in applying will complete and submit the Staff Training, Credentialing, and Business Associates Programs for Employment Supplemental Payment Application and submit via email to Rick Smith. Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2022.

You are invited to join ADvancing States for the 2022 Home and Community-Based Services Conference on August 14–18, 2022! Register before July 1 to secure a discounted Early Bird rate.

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference is ADvancing States’ annual national conference gathering leaders and policy makers in the aging and disabilities field. Every year, the HCBS Conference offers unparalleled learning and networking opportunities for our attendees.

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The 2022 HCBS Conference will be a hybrid event, so if you are not able to join us in person, we hope you will join us virtually. Visit here to learn more about the event.

We are thrilled to be at the beautiful Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. for this year’s conference. After registering for the conference, attendees will receive a link to reserve rooms at the Marriott Marquis in our conference blocks. Members will be able to reserve rooms at a government lodging rate of $172 per night. If you have any questions, please contact us via email.

Sponsorship and Exhibitors
Whether you have been an HCBS sponsor or exhibitor before or are new to the HCBS conference, we would love to have you join us this year! Sign up now to put your brand in front of a targeted audience of professionals working to improve LTSS systems and programs throughout the country.

Showcase your products and services with branded items, sponsored activities, and your virtual and in-person exhibit booths. Network with key influencers and industry leaders at your exhibit booth, over dinner, or on the conference app!

Visit here or contact Gabe Passos to learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

Learn more about the HCBS Conference.

If you have any questions about the conference or registration, please contact via email.