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
- Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Programs: 2011 Data Update
- Key Themes in Capitated Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Waivers
- Medicaid and Long-Term Services and Supports: A Primer
- Tennessee’s Money Follows the Person Demonstration: Supporting Rebalancing in a Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Model