Access, Choice and Control: A Comparative Analysis of Maine's Personal Assistance Services Programs
The purpose of this analysis was to identify opportunities for eliminating unnecessary inconsistency and increasing consumer choice and control across Maine's personal assistance services (PAS) programs. Thirteen recommendations were made based on the findings which indicated that Maine PAS programs vary in the level of support they offer but the difference in support cannot necessarily be explained by differences in the level of need. Additionally, Maine PAS programs have been and are currently working toward increasing opportunities for expanding consumer choice and control over services.
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New Report on Dual Eligibles
The integration of services and benefits for people who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare is a critical challenge for states and the federal government. Learn more about the situation in Maine through the Cutler Institute report Members Dually Eligible for MaineCare and Medicare Benefits: MaineCare and Medicare Expenditures and Utilization, State Fiscal Year 2010.
With the aging of Maine’s population and its status as the “oldest” state in the nation, the use of long term services continues to be a critical public policy issue in the state and nationally. Learn more in the Cutler Institute's new chartbook Older Adults and Adults with Physical Disabilities: Population andService Use Trends in Maine