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Unpublished Paper
The Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Medicaid Waiver Program: An evaluation
Agency for Health Care Administration Report Series; AHCA Series No. 220-73. Available http://home.fmhi.usf.edu/common/file/ahca/ahca2006/220-73.pdf (2006)
  • David A. Chiriboga
  • Lisa M. Brown
  • Soyeon Cho, University of South Florida
  • Donna Cohen, University of South Florida
  • Amber Gum, University of South Florida
  • William D. Kearns, University of South Florida
  • Shabnam Mehra, University of South Florida
  • Glenn Mitchell, III, University of South Florida
  • Victor A. Molinari, University of South Florida
  • Larry Schonfeld, University of South Florida
  • Mary Ann Watson, University of South Florida
  • Yuri Jang, University of South Florida
Abstract

The main question addressed in this evaluation is whether or not the 1915 (b & c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Program is successful in providing quality services to the target population in a cost-effective and budget-neutral manner and is meeting its stated goal of allowing recipients to remain at home longer than they would without the waiver program services. Because of the small numbers of individuals who have been enrolled in the program (fewer than 50) and the relatively short period of time they have participated in the program (less than six months), it is not yet possible to determine if the Medicaid Alzheimer’s Program has been successful in increasing the recipients’ length of stay in the community. It is also not yet possible to fully address the question of cost effectiveness and budget neutrality. However, preliminary data provide several positive indications of program effectiveness and cost neutrality.

Keywords
  • Medicaid waivers,
  • 1915 waiver,
  • home and community-based services,
  • ALzheimer's disease
Publication Date
2006
Citation Information
David A. Chiriboga, Lisa M. Brown, Soyeon Cho, Donna Cohen, et al.. "The Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Medicaid Waiver Program: An evaluation" Agency for Health Care Administration Report Series; AHCA Series No. 220-73. Available http://home.fmhi.usf.edu/common/file/ahca/ahca2006/220-73.pdf (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_kearns/31/