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This paper examines whether there is evidence that MLTSS programs increase access to home and community-based services (HCBS). One theory states that MLTSS programs may reduce costs associated with the use of institutional services, thereby allowing states to expand HCBS services and reduce waiting lists. This brief uses this theory and examines changes in a state's HCBS waiting list as one way to measure access to HCBS.
Topics:Long Term Services and Supports; Medicaid
Populations:Aging/Older Adults; Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities; Physical Disabilities; Psychiatric Disabilities/Mental Illness
Programs/Initiatives:Medicaid Managed Long Term Care
Keywords:Long-Term Care; Managed Care
Truven Health Analytics
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70487