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CMS Urges Improvements in Care for Physically, Mentally Disabled

New guidance issued by the Centers for Medicaid Services outlines how states can make better use of home care in serving physically and mentally disabled Medicaid beneficiaries.

Those steps include establishing open registries of home care workers; establishing qualifications for such workers; and paying wages that will help foster continuity of care for the clients of those home care workers.

cmsIn making these recommendations, CMS seeks to make greater use of managed long-term services and supports and home- and community-based services when serving individuals who might otherwise need costly nursing home care.

Learn more about CMS’s recommendations and why it made them in this informational bulletin from CMS to state Medicaid directors.

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