Beneficiaries May Direct Personal Assistance Services

March 2008
O&P Business News;3/1/2008, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p66
The article focuses on the proposed rule announced by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that allows Medicaid beneficiaries to be in charge of their own personal assistance services. It relates that the rule will assist Medicaid beneficiaries who are in need of personal care services. CMS acting administrator Kerry Weems stresses that the proposal will give Medicaid beneficiaries a new freedom to determine how and who delivered their personal assistance.


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