Friday, May 19, 2017

New Report on Adequacy of Income Allowances for Medicaid HCBS

Lilly Hummel

The Urban Institute has released a new report assessing the adequacy of income allowances for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The findings suggest that some states do not allow Medicaid HCBS enrollees to retain enough income to cover community living expenses. Raising Medicaid HCBS income allowances could enable more older adults with disabilities to remain in the community and receive the care they need.

The study measured household expenditures made by older adults living in the community and compared them to the Medicaid HCBS income allowances provided by the state in which they reside, to see how much they would have to reduce their spending if they enrolled in Medicaid HCBS and did not allow their expenses to exceed those income allowances.

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