INDEPENDENT CHOICES: A National Symposium on Consumer-Direction and Self-Determination for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities. Cash and Counseling: Early Experiences in Arkansas

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Issue Brief: Trends in Consumer Choice, December 2000, Number 1

ABSTRACT

This brief is based on Mathematica's evaluation of Cash and Counseling, a three-state demonstration in' which Medicaid enrollees eligible for personal assistance services and other paid help around the home and community get a monthly cash allowance to purchase these services and related goods, instead of obtaining them through a home care agency. They also receive counseling to help plan their purchases. The three states included in the demonstration are Arkansas, Florida, and New Jersey.

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