CMS has announced that states may take an additional three years — until March 17, 2022 — to demonstrate compliance with the Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) settings criteria established in a January 16, 2014 final rule.  In a memo to states announcing this extension, CMS cites the “difficult and complex nature” of the transition and CMS’s interest in helping states “ensure compliance activities are collaborative, transparent and timely.”