Research Letter| Volume 21, ISSUE 5, P702-705, May 2020

Engagement of Providers and Advocates in a Rebalancing Initiative to Increase HCBS Access for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Published:January 27, 2020DOI:
      Efforts to rebalance long-term services and supports (LTSS) toward increased home- and community-based services (HCBS) will engage and affect multiple stakeholder groups, including governmental stakeholders (eg, Medicaid administrators) and diverse nongovernmental stakeholders such as service providers, advocates, and consumers. The most recent large-scale rebalancing effort was the Balancing Incentive Program, which incentivized states that were spending less than 50% of Medicaid LTSS expenditures on HCBS to rebalance their LTSS spending toward HCBS. States were required to apply for BIP participation and implement structural changes to their LTSS systems.
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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