Medicaid-financed residential care for persons with mental retardation.
Lakin, K Charles
Date of Pub
Hall, Margaret J
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.
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