The Questions for the Record “Hearing to Consider the Nomination of Seema Verma to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services” Before Senate Finance Committee is now available online.
The new CMS Administrator submitted a written response to Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa) that indicated Verma endorses and will support the CMS Final Rule on Community Settings. The CMS Director Designate stated:
"I support the principles of community integration, beneficiary autonomy in decision making, and person centered planning articulated in CMS' approach to Home and Community Based Services and the HCBS Settings Rule (with a compliance date in March 2019). If confirmed as CMS Administrator, I would rely on these principles in making decisions appropriate to CMS' role in administering Medicaid and working with Congress to implement and support efforts that help people work."