New Reports Examine Consumer Direction for Personal Assistance Services in Four States’ Medicaid Programs
With a shift towards providing long-term services and supports in the community, policy interest in Medicaid consumer direction of personal assistance services (CD-PAS) has grown. 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. The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has produced two new reports examining Medicaid’s role in providing CD-PAS in four states: California, Colorado, New York and Virginia.
also of interest
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- Five Key Facts About the Delivery and Financing of Long-Term Services and Supports
- Visualizing Health Policy: A Short Look At Long-Term Care for Seniors
- Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports: Key Considerations for Successful Transitions from Fee-For-Service to Capitated Managed Care Programs