Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicaid Program; Community First Choice Option
GAO-12-746R: May 22, 2012
GAO reviewed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) new rule on the Community First Choice Option. GAO found that (1) the final rule implements section 2401 of the Affordable Care Act, which establishes a new state option to provide home and community-based attendant services and supports. These services and supports are known as Community First Choice (CFC). The final rule sets forth the requirements for implementation of CFC, but it does not finalize the section concerning the CFC setting; and (2) CMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.