Access To and Use of Home and Community-Based Services in Rural Areas

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September 2013
Project completed:
May 2016

This study will use data from the 2010 Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) file and in-depth policy reviews and interviews in four states to examine differences in the use of institutional and home and community-based service (HCBS) use by older adults across urban and rural areas, and the policy and community factors that contribute to differences or comparability in use. The study is designed to inform federal and state policy goals of expanding use of HCBS alternatives to nursing home care.