Taking the Long View: Investing in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services is Cost Effective (2009)
This report reveals recent evidence indicating that expanding home and community-based services (HCBS) can be cost-effective in the long run when combined with efforts that reduce reliance on nursing home care. In addition, shifting spending away from institutional services and toward HCBS can allow states to serve more beneficiaries with available dollars. This report is especially relevant as states work hard to find ways to save money without cutting services and benefits.
Robert L. Mollica, Enid Kassner, Lina Walker, Ari N. Houser
AARP Public Policy Institute and National Academy for State Health Policy
To View The Report http://www.aarp.org/research/ppi/ltc/hcbs/articles/i26_hcbs.html
Topic: Home and Community-Based Services