Medicaid offering participant-directed long-term care services

March 2011
State Health Watch;Mar2011, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p6
The article reports on the offering of participant-directed services by Medicaid programs as a delivery option in long-term care services. Participants in the programs exercise employer authorities like hiring one's own worker, and/or budget authorities. According to Kevin J. Mahoney, director of the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services in Boston, Massachusetts, he is waiting draft regulations from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the Community First Choice Option. Trends in participant-directed care are noted.


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