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Capitol Correspondence - 06.25.18

MACPAC Releases HCBS Utilization Report and Fact Sheet

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Late last week the Medicaid and Chip Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) – the official government body which analyses Medicaid data and policies for Congress, the Administration and the states – issued a report and fact sheet on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) utilization.

The report covers:

  • HCBS demographics;
  • Medicaid spending for HCBS users; 
  • HCBS use and associated spending.

In its conclusion, the report lays out recommendations for future research, including identifying populations based on similar characteristics and more detailed subgroup analyses.

ANCOR is still processing the report and analyzing its implications and will keep members informed of relevant findings. ANCOR is working on a data bill and encourages ANCOR members interested in participating to contact Sarah Meek, Director of Legislative Affairs, at [email protected]