Understanding Medicaid Home and Community Services: A Primer, 2010 Edition


ASPE is releasing a 2010 update of "Understanding Medicaid Home and Community Services, A Primer". This is an update of the well-received document ASPE released in 2000 to address conflicting understanding and interpretation of Medicaid home and community-based services options. The 2000 "Primer," as it has come to be called, has served as a definitive plain-English source of policy information about what can (and cannot) be done through Medicaid to expand HCBS. Since 2000, there have been significant changes to Medicaid HCBS policy and program options, including the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, and the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The 2010 Primer provides qualitative analysis of existing statute, regulation, and policy guidance from HHS. [253 PDF pages]

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