Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Data Update
(2011, February). Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Data Update. Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Retrieved February, 2011 from http://www.kff.org/medica id/7720.cfm
Developing home and community-based service (HCBS) alternatives to institutional care has been a priority for many state Medicaid programs over the last three decades. While the majority of Medicaid long-term care dollars still go toward institutional care, the national percentage of Medicaid spending on HCBS has more than doubled from 19 percent in 1995 to 42 percent in 2008 (abstract from: http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7720.cfm).