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Kaiser Issues Reports on Long-Term Services

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Kaiser Issues Reports on Long-Term Services

December 8, 2011

On December 8, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured released several resources that examine the latest data regarding Medicaid’s long-term services and supports.

Money Follows the Person: A 2011 Survey of Transitions, Services and Costs examines theMoney Follows the Persondemonstration program enacted in 2006 as part of the Deficit Reduction Act and extended through 2016 as part of the Affordable Care Act.

An updated report, Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Data Update, summarizes the key trends in expenditures and participation data for the three main Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs: optional 1915 (c ) HCBS waivers, home health and personal care services, as well as the policies shaping the administration of those programs.

Lastly, Kaiser updated its site on the February 7 public briefing that featured an expert panel (including ANCOR member Mercedes Witowsky), discussing opportunities for Medicaid long-term services and supports that also consolidates links to a number of reports on trends in long-term services and supports.