HCBS is a Medicaid-funded program that provides qualified individuals with long-term support and services. It is designed to support children and youth with developmental and chronic conditions by helping them reach personal goals and achievements. Without the help of an HCBS program, families would need to place their child under institutionalized care such as at a hospital, residential, or nursing home. HCBS provides care in a flexible and non-restrictive way, enabling the child to remain at home and in the community.
Home and community-based services (HCBS) is for families with a child or adolescent who is eligible for Medicaid and meets the following criteria:
- The child has two or more chronic conditions
- The child has a single qualifying chronic condition and significant behavioral, medical, or social risk, or complex trauma.