We pulled this report from our website on October 20, 2021, because of an error.
The report analyzed several ways to expand access to home- and community-based services (HCBS). Option 3 considered a 10 percentage-point increase in the federal medical assistance percentage paid to states for HCBS. States would have to maintain previous HCBS efforts to qualify for the increase. Our analysis misinterpreted the policy and consequently significantly understated the federal cost of this option.
Congress is deliberating specific action on HCBS. Rather than update this report, we will focus our attention on assessing the impact of legislative action. Those analyses will incorporate what we have learned.
We are committed to providing the highest-quality information about HCBS and other types of long-term services and supports. We know we fell short this time. We are grateful to those who have supported our work and look forward to providing policy-relevant analyses in the future.