Recipients of Home- and Community-Based Services in California
The SCAN Foundation. (2012, June). Recipients of Home- and Community-Based Services in California. Long Beach, CA: .
Home- and community-based services (HCBS) are a significant and growing area of service delivery in Medicaid. As California faces mounting financial challenges, policymakers are interested in pursuing policies that can support high quality care and contain costs on services. A major barrier to identifying and targeting these policies, as well as planning, monitoring and evaluating HCBS in Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program), has been the complexity of the available information that is often spread across multiple state and federal data systems. With the assistance of California's Department of Health Care Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the California Medicaid Research Institute (CAMRI) has taken significant steps to integrate Medi- Cal, Medicare, and other state datasets to better understand who makes up the state’s HCBS population and what services they receive.