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The Intermediate Care Facility for People with Mental Retardation (ICF-MR – now referred to as ICF-ID or ICF-DD) program was established in 1971 as an optional service under states’ Medicaid programs. ANCOR closely monitors federal regulations governing ICF-ID services, provides CMS with guidance informed by the perspective of ICF-ID professionals, and provides ANCOR members with timely resources to ensure regulatory compliance.

Important Note

Federal law and regulations use the term “intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded”. ANCOR, CMS and the disablity advocacy community  prefers to use the accepted term “individuals with intellectual disability” (ID) instead of “mental retardation.” However, ICF/MR is the abbreviation currently used in all Federal requirements.