Participant-directed program saves $18 million

November 2011
State Health Watch;Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p10
The article focuses on the operation of Arkansas' Cash and Counseling demonstration and the Independent Choices program which is a participant-directed program that does not function without human interaction. According to program administrator Deborah Ellis, participant-directed programs goes farther than the policies that mold the program. Furthermore, the Independent Choices program receives twice the in-home personal care services with a net expenditure to Medicaid with 14% less.


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