RTC/OM HCBS Measurement Education Modules

Purposes of Measurement in HCBS

Some examples of measurement purposes in HCBS include:

  • Eligibility: minimum criteria are met for receiving services and/or to determine the level of service needs.
  • Quality of Service Delivery: services are provided in a way that meets the individual’s needs and CMS and state standards.
  • Outcomes/Service Effectiveness: a measurable change occurs in an outcome of interest that could be associated with delivery of a service, for example, employment status.