Medicaid home and community-based waivers for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients.
Lindsey, Phoebe A
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Jacobson, Peter D; Pascal, Anthony H
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), an increasingly significant health problem, presents a special challenge to Medicaid
programs. Analyzed in this article is one particular approach to providing services for Medicaid-eligible AIDS patients: the
Medicaid home and community-based (section 2176) waiver program, authorized by the 1981 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
and amended in 1985 to include persons with AIDS. The authors conclude that the AIDS-specific waiver is an attractive program
for the States, but that changes in program administration and in how cost effectiveness is determined would likely facilitate
broader acceptance by the States.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/economics : California : Community Health Services/economics : Comparative Study : Cost-Benefit
Analysis : Hawaii : Home Care Services/economics : Human : Medicaid/organization & administration : New Jersey : New Mexico
: Ohio : South Carolina : State Health Plans/statistics & numerical data : United States