There has been a lot of talk in Washington, D.C. about reforming Medicaid, the health program funded by the federal government and managed by individual states. Many people with disabilities, including people with traumatic brain injuries, depend on Medicaid for basic health services.
While cuts to just about every federal program seem certain, we at CORE Health believe there are intelligent ways to reduce Medicaid costs by allowing more people to stay in their homes, which is less expensive than care in institutions.
”Medicaid waivers are very cost-efficient programs that provide in home support for people with disabilities; the waivers keep people out of institutional settings, like nursing homes,” said Eric Makowski, CEO and co-owner of CORE Health Care. “Waiver services might be home health services and nursing, case management, medical coordination, or just assistance with hygiene and preparing meals.” (more…)