In early January, EWA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) following a request for information on potential federal government interventions to ensure the provision of timely and quality home and community based services (HCBS). The comments cover the HCBS workforce, the critical role played by family and other unpaid caregivers, and the need for improved data collection and quality measurement. The letter also includes an issue brief created by EWA on a new Advanced Direct Care Worker role.

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