Home and Community-Based Services: Medicaid Research and Demonstration Waivers
(2006, November). Home and Community-Based Services: Medicaid Research and Demonstration Waivers. USCF, San Francisco: Center for Personal Assistance Services. Retrieved July 29th, 2007 from http://pascenter.org/demo _waivers/demoWaiverReport _2006.php
This part of the website provides an introduction to the ways in which states are using Medicaid waiver programs to fund new Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). Firstly, there is an introduction to Medicaid waivers and an explanation of the approaches that they represent (e.g. Independence Plus). Secondly, the paper describes the aims of the waiver programs, the way that they are funded, which states are involved, where to find out further information and concludes with key trends. An accompanying table shows summary information about the waivers, including the population group covered and examples of the services offered.