Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Programs: 2013 Data Update

October 2016
Terrence Ng, Charlene Harrington, MaryBeth Musumeci, and Petry Ubri
Figure showing growth in Medicaid HCBS participants, by program, 2003-2013

This report summarizes the key national trends to emerge from the latest (2013) participant and expenditure data for the three main Medicaid HCBS programs: (1) the mandatory home health services state plan benefit, (2) the optional personal care services state plan benefit, and (3) optional § 1915 (c) HCBS waivers. It also briefly discusses the provision of Medicaid HCBS through § 1115 demonstration waivers and highlights findings from a 2015 survey of Medicaid HCBS participant eligibility, enrollment, and provider reimbursement policies, including those related to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) direct care worker rules and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) home and community-based settings rule. States also may provide HCBS through various options offered by the ACA, which are outside the scope of this report.


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