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What is HCAR?

“Health Care Administrative Rules” or “HCAR” means the collection of regulations adopted by the Agency of Human Services that govern the administration of Vermont Medicaid, including general provisions, eligibility, benefit delivery, covered services, reimbursement, specialized services, beneficiary rights, and provider responsibilities.

The Agency of Human Services is undertaking a comprehensive revision of Medicaid rules across the Agency of Human Services and its Departments. All Medicaid rules will be amended and adopted under the title of Health Care Administrative Rules (HCAR). Amendments to rule may include changes to policy and operations, as well as formatting and organization. This is a multi-year process, and during this transition phase, some Medicaid rules will remain under the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) Medicaid Covered Services Rules (7100 - 7700), while rules are adopted in the new HCAR collection of Medicaid rules.