CMS Support for Caregivers (2007)
This paper, intended as a resource for organizations working on behalf of family caregivers, describes CMS' legal authority to support caregivers and the ways in which CMS currently supports caregivers through its programs. The paper briefly explains various Medicaid waivers and state plan options related to home and community-based services, Medicare coverage of home health and hospice, and HIPPA rules pertaining to the disclosure of information to family caregivers. The paper also highlights different Medicare and Medicaid demonstration programs, as well various projects funded by CMS grants, which benefit caregiving families.
Author Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
To View The Report http://www.raconline.org/pdf/CMSCaregivers91907.pdf
Topic: Direct Services and Support for Caregivers