DHCS Solicits HCBA Waiver Stakeholder Workgroup

This week, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced it is seeking stakeholder participation in a series of technical workgroups that will be convened to obtain input regarding the renewal of the Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver. The HCBA Waiver provides long-term, community-based services and supports to Medi-Cal-eligible beneficiaries in the community of their choice.

Workgroup members will provide critical feedback and make recommendations about the HCBA Waiver renewal, including identifying opportunities to expand what works well, address challenges, safeguard participant health and safety, reinforce participant choice, and improve access to waiver services.

Three technical workgroups will be held between October 2020 and January 2021. Workgroup recommendations will, as allowable, be incorporated into the 2022 HCBA Waiver application. If you wish to be considered for participation in the workgroup, individuals must submit the HCBA Waiver Renewal Technical Workgroup Statement of Interest form to HCBAlternatives@dhcs.ca.gov by 5:00 pm on October 2, 2020. Workgroup membership will be limited to ensure a productive discussion environment. Additional information on HCBA is available here.