New State strategies to meet long-term care needs

Pamela Doty, Kevin J. Mahoney, Mark Sciegaj

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Abstract

Consumer-directed long-term care service programs give participants the flexibility they want, while reducing unmet need for home and community-based services and supports. States' efforts to expand such programs under Medicaid, including those supported by federal Cash and Counseling demonstration and evaluation grants, are often hindered by challenges related to costs, staffing and organizational issues, new infrastructure requirements, and resistance from stakeholders. Yet states have developed a number of successful strategies for overcoming these challenges, even in financially trying times. Their experiences offer valuable insights, guidance, and encouragement to other states contemplating consumer-directed service expansions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy

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