Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Annual Data Update
Developing home and community-based service (HCBS) alternatives to institutional care has been a priority for many state Medicaid programs over the last two decades and the focus of Medicaid policy debates recently. While the majority of Medicaid long-term care dollars go toward institutional care, the national percentage of Medicaid spending on HCBS has more than doubled from 1992 to 2003. This report presents a summary of the main trends to emerge from the data for the three Medicaid HCBS programs, and findings from the survey of policies used on 1915(c) waivers in 2005.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
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