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Cash and Counseling: Improving the Lives of Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Need Personal Care or Home- and Community-Based Services
The program had overwhelmingly positive effects on consumers of all ages and their caregivers.
However, in each state, total Medicaid expenditures were higher under the program than what they would have been in its absence, for different reasons.
States interested in offering a Cash and Counseling program or similar consumer-directed options may benefit from the report’s discussion of lessons learned about how to control costs.
Evaluation of Three Cash and Counseling Programs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
University of Maryland