Determining consumer preferences for a cash option: Arkansas survey results.
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Desmond, Sharon M; Fay, Robert A; Mahoney, Kevin J; Shoop, Dawn M; Squillace, Marie R
As long-term care (LTC) expenditures have risen, policymakers have sought ways to control costs while maintaining consumer
satisfaction. Concurrently, there is increasing interest within the aging and disability communities in consumer-directed
care. The Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation (CCDE) seeks to increase consumer direction and control costs by
offering a cash allowance and information services to persons with disabilities, enabling them to purchase needed assistance.
The authors present results from a telephone survey conducted to assess consumer preferences for a cash option in Arkansas
and describe how findings from the four-State CCDE can inform consumer information efforts and policymakers.
Consumer Satisfaction : Disabled Persons : Health Services Accessibility : Arkansas : Cost Control : Data Collection : Demography
: Health Policy : Health Services Research/methods : Personal Health Services/economics : Program Evaluation : Support, Non-U.S.
Gov't : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.