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Consumer Direction of Personal Assistance Services in Medicaid: A Review of Four State Programs

Consumer Direction of Personal Assistance Services in Medicaid: A Review of Four State Programs

Medicaid consumer direction of personal assistance services (CD-PAS) is a growing trend. Although overall enrollment in these programs is small, 42 states offered consumer direction in Medicaid in 2006. These programs allow Medicaid beneficiaries control over hiring, scheduling, training and paying of personal care attendants.

This report is based on interviews with program administrators from the four states profiled: California, Colorado, New York and Virginia.

Report (.pdf)

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