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Home & Community-Based Services: State-Only Funded Programs in South Carolina

States may be required to contribute match funding to some federally funded long-term care (LTC) programs and to different extents. In FY 2003 states spent 21.4% of total state expenditure on Medicaid (NASBO, 2004). Total expenditures for HCBS are increasing and totaled $16.4 billion in FY 2001, with states paying between 1.7% and 13.3% of total health care expenditures on HCBS in FY 2001 (Milbank 2003). Medicaid spending grew quickly in the early 2000s, forcing state legislatures and officials to investigate ways to contain Medicaid costs rather than expanding services (Coleman et al 2003).

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Program list for South Carolina

Alternative Care for the Elderly

Administrative Agency: N/A

Population Served: Elderly 60+

Annual Expenditure: $755,389 FY02 Appropriation

Funding Source: General Revenue, dedicated taxes from Bingo

Number of People Served: 484 FY02

Eligibility Criteria: Individuals who do not meet the financial eligibility requirements of Medicaid &/or individuals waiting placement on the Medicaid HCBS program or placement in a nursing home or individuals receiving Medicaid HCBS. No income or asset limit.

References: 4

Further Information: Cost control: No cost caps. No service limits applied. Co-pay on a sliding fee scale based on self-declared individual income & ability to pay. Quality control: quality assurance standards which are adopted by service providers. Other information There is also a state-funded Eldercare Trust Fund which provides seed money for demonstration projects.32



  Area Agencies on Aging.


  Activities of Daily Living.


  Assistive Technology. Dept - Department.


  Financial Year.


  Home & Community-Based Services.


  Long Term Care.






  Spinal Cord Injury.


  Soical Services Block Grant.


  Traumatic Brain Injury.






(a) Note that some figures listed are the yearly appropriation, not expenditure.

(b) Sources of funding are listed in the language with which they are reported.

(c) The figures for number of participants are not necessarily figures for unduplicated participants.


(1) The definitions of the services provided in programs may differ between states.

(2) Unless otherwise stated, programs are statewide.

(3) Programs where it is known that funding may come from a variety of sources, including non-state only funds (e.g. Older Americans Act) are indicated by the program name in italics.

(4) The table does not include Mental Health Services programs.

(5) All information is the most up-to-date found from secondary sources noted in the references.

(6) N/A means the information has not been found (not available).

(7) all programs primarily aim to support people to live in the community, therefore there may be additional state only funded programs but these are not directly to support HCBS.

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