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Medicaid—Audit of Health and Safety Standards at Individual Supported Living Facilities

State agencies operate home and community-based services programs under a 1915(c) waiver to their respective Medicaid State plans. Some of these waivers allow for providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Such waivers include individualized supported living habilitation services, which provide assistance and necessary support to achieve personal outcomes that enhance individuals' ability to live in and participate in their communities. To receive approval for a waiver, State agencies must ensure the health and welfare of the beneficiaries of the service. Recent media coverage throughout the United States of deaths of people with developmental disabilities involving abuse, neglect, or medical errors has led to OIG audits in several States. Our objective is to determine whether State agencies and providers complied with Federal and State health and safety requirements involving Medicaid beneficiaries with developmental disabilities residing in individualized supported living settings, including infection control for conditions such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and other infectious diseases.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
April 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicaid—Audit of Health and Safety Standards at Individual Supported Living Facilities Office of Audit Services W-00-20-31543 2021