California is the first state to win approval to adopt the Community First Choice Option

California is the first state to win approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to adopt the Community First Choice Option provision of the Affordable Care Act.  The state will make home and community-based attendant services and supports and assistance with health-related tasks, including hands-on assistance, cuing, and supervision available to low-income people with disabilities who otherwise would have to receive care in a nursing facility or intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  The state will receive a 6% increase in federal matching funds for the new community-based services and supports.

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