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A wage pass-through is an additional allocation of funds provided through Medicaid reimbursement for the express purpose of increasing compensation for direct-care workers. Twenty-one states have implemented these programs in expectation that doing so will help address the worker shortage. The purpose of this issue brief is to: describe the structure in selected states; summarize what is known about the impact of these programs on recruitment and retention; and identify key design elements.
Populations:Direct Care Workforce
Paraprofesional Healthcare Institute
Wage Pass-Through; direct-care workers; wage increase
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50511