Last week, a conference committee, with select members of the House and Senate, made changes to the FY22 Budget Bill. Included in these changes was a requirement that the 10% increase to Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) funds attributable to the DDA must remain within the DDA.
These funds must be used for specific purposes, including a one-time retroactive rate increase for providers of community services, funding for coordinators of community supports, and self-directing participants. There are also some funds set aside for special grants and for DDA to use for administrative purposes. This funding was provided from the most recent Federal Stimulus Package, the American Rescue Plan Act. For highlights on the Budget Bill, review the document below.