Recommendations from Evaluation of Current Service Authorization and Resource Allocation in Minnesota’s Personal Care Assistance Program: Interim Report #1

March 2009

Minnesota Department of Human Services

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Disability Services Division contracted with The Lewin Group to conduct a study of the infrastructure of the State’s Medicaid State Plan Personal Care Assistance (PCA) program. This study analyzes the drivers of Medical Assistance expenditures in the State’s PCA program and provides recommendations to inform legislation to strengthen the PCA program.

This report is the first of several interim reports that Lewin submitted to DHS, in addition to a comprehensive final report. This first report includes findings from a national scan of PCA programs, analysis of Minnesota PCA program enrollment and expenditure data, interviews with state officials in Minnesota and other states with PCA programs, stakeholder interviews, and initial recommendations for the State.
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