Evaluation of Cash & Counseling Program

Improving the Lives of Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Need Personal Care or Home and Community-Based Services

This report summarizes the findings from five years of research by Mathematica Policy Research (MPR), on how each of the three demonstration states (Arkansas, Florida and New Jersey) implemented its program, and on how the programs have affected the consumers who participated, the consumers’ paid and unpaid caregivers, and the costs to Medicaid. The analysis is based on an experimental design to ensure that the estimates of program effects are unbiased, and has sample sizes that are adequate to detect program effects of policy-relevant magnitudes.