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Guaging the use of HCBS supports waivers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilites: Final project report

Citation

Smith, G., Agosta, J., Fortune, J., & O'Keeffe, J. (2007). Guaging the use of HCBS supports waivers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilites: Final project report. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Asst. Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

Abstract

The per person cost of furnishing Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I&DD)1 is significantly higher than the cost of serving other target populations (e.g., older persons, younger persons with physical disabilities) and state I&DD systems are experiencing substantial annual increases in service demand. As a result, in recent years, a growing number of states have launched what have commonly come to be termed “supports waivers” for persons with I&DD.