Medicaid Costs Under Consumer Direction for Florida Children with Developmental Disabilities


The randomized design of the evaluation of the national Cash and Counseling Demonstration enables researchers to rigorously analyze costs under traditional and consumer-directed approaches. In this report, we use results from Florida's Consumer Directed Care for children to investigate the program's effect on Medicaid waiver costs, other Medicaid costs, and Medicaid service use under consumer-directed and traditional programs for the two-year period after demonstration enrollment. [44 PDF pages]

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