The Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) has released an Informational Bulletin providing a description of recent actions by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), policies and resources that are available as States develop strategies to balance their long-term services and supports systems.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) partner with States to use Medicaid funding and services to develop comprehensive long-term services and supports systems that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 1999 Olmstead vs L.C. U.S. Supreme Court decision (Olmstead.) The Olmstead decision requires States to administer programs in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities.
CMS recognizes HUD’s critical role in providing the housing support individuals need to help them remain in the community. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and HUD have been working together to forge a strong collaboration in support of achieving the promise of the Olmstead decision.