CMS Issues Guidance on Employment Services Under Medicaid
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new bulletin regarding employment and employment services for states. The bulletin provides clarification of existing CMS guidance on development and implementation of 1915 (c) Waivers regarding employment and employment related services and emphasizes the importance of competitive work and person-centered planning. The guidance does not constitute new policy, but rather highlights the opportunities available to use waiver supports to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities within current policy. Further, it underscores CMS's commitment to the importance of work for waiver participants and provides further clarification of CMS guidance regarding several core service definitions.