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Title
Medicaid-financed residential care for persons with mental retardation.
First Author
Lakin, K Charles
Date of Pub
1990 Supp.
Pages
149-160
Volume
Supp.
Issue
N/A
Other Authors
Hall, Margaret J
Abstract
Two sources of Medicaid support for persons with mental retardation and related conditions (MR/RC) are examined, the intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded (ICF/MR) program and the home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver. Results indicate that Medicaid support through the ICF/MR program has shown little recent growth in terms of number of persons served, although expenditures continue to increase. Medicaid's HCBS waiver is being used increasingly by States to support residential placement because of its greater flexibility and more individualized approach relative to ICF/MR care. Use of Medicaid to finance care for persons with MR/RC varies considerably across States.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Community Mental Health Services/economics : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Home Care Services/economics : Human : Intermediate Care Facilities/economics : Medicaid/organization & administration/statistics & numerical data : Mental Retardation/economics : United States
NTIS Number
PB91-176248