Home And Community Based Services

California nabs federal funding for home- and community-based program for Medicaid beneficiaries

California nabs federal funding for home- and community-based program for Medicaid beneficiaries

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California is the first state to get regulatory approval for a federally funded program aimed at keeping elderly and disabled individuals out of nursing homes.

Most states are not planning more Medicaid cuts in FY 2012

Most states do not foresee major mid-year cuts in Medicaid for fiscal year 2012, according to a Kaiser Health survey. While states authorized spending growth at a modest overall average of 2.2%, many states increased provider taxes and expanded managed care programs, according to the report.

Hearing highlights Aging Committee's accomplishments

In a Senate hearing commemorating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Special Committee on Aging, committee chairman, Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) said funding for home and community based services should not be cut.