DoH: Announcing HCBS Rural Rates

November 27, 2023

Medicaid Managed Care Plans (MMCPs), including Mainstream Managed Care Plans and HIV Special Needs Plans and Children’s Waiver Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) providers,

Please see the attached Notification of Updated Children’s Waiver Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rate Sheet for Services Provided in Designated Rural Counties.

There are seven upstate counties where the rural rates are applicable: Allegany, Clinton, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence. The rate codes and government rates that must be paid by Medicaid Managed Care Plans (MMCPs) are posted to the DOH website at the following link and will be loaded in eMedNY when final state approvals are in place:

Questions on HCBS rates can be submitted to