New AARP Study Finds Home and Community-Based Services to be Cost-Effective
Monday, April 1, 2013
by: VNAA Policy Team

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy

A March 25 report from AARP reviews 38 state evaluations of publicly funded home and community based services (HCBS) programs. AARP’s analysis of the 38 state directed reports shows that states have made progress in providing greater access to HCBS for people with low incomes. The studies consistently provide evidence of cost containment and a slower rate of spending growth as states have expanded HCBS.
Most of the state directed studies included quantitative data including information on spending, utilization, enrollment and costs. In addition to spending data, the studies provide a wealth of quantitative information, including demographics, health status, service access and capacity, social factors and client satisfaction and health outcomes. The report contains a brief description of all 38 state studies. All but three of the summaries provide a link to the original state-directed report.
To read the full report, click here.
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