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The State Could Consider Several Options to Maximize Its Use of Funds for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services, Report No. 10-33, March 2010
 
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Three of Florida’s Medicaid home and community-based services waiver programs are widely available to frail elders needing services – the Aged and Disabled Adult, Assisted Living for the Elderly, and Nursing Home Diversion waiver programs. These programs provide alternatives to more restrictive and costly nursing home placement by helping frail elders stay in their homes or other community settings for as long as possible. The Nursing Home Diversion waiver program has the highest effectiveness in delaying nursing home entry among the three waiver programs, but also has the highest costs for serving elders with similar characteristics. The Legislature could maximize its use of funds by expanding access to these waiver programs as funding is available.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Medicaid Long-Term Care Waivers

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 13-07 Profile of Florida’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers,published in March 2013.
  • Report No. 12-03 Profile of Florida’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers,published in January 2012.
  • Report No. 11-03 Profile of Florida’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers,published in January 2011.
  • Report No. 10-23 The Alzheimer’s Disease Waiver Program Does Not Delay Nursing Home Entry More Effectively Than Other Waivers and Costs the State More Per Participant Than Most Waivers That Serve Similar Persons,published in February 2010.
  • Report No. 10-10 Profile of Florida's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers,published in January 2010.
  • Report No. 06-45 The Nursing Home Diversion Program Has Successfully Delayed Nursing Home Entry,published in May 2006.
  • Report No. 06-10 Service Use for Nursing Home Diversion Waiver Clients Depends on Living Situation,published in February 2006.

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