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May 24, 2021


Hilltop Report Informs Maryland’s Deliberations to Increase State Funding for Home and Community-Based Services


Although Maryland has made substantial progress in “rebalancing” Medicaid expenditures for long-term services and supports from institutional care to home and community-based services (HCBS) and the number of individuals who are using HCBS has increased, program availability is limited and registries of individuals seeking these services remain long.

In a new HillTopic post, Hilltop Executive Director Cynthia Woodcock discusses this issue and introduces a just-published Hilltop report that presents the findings of a study to estimate the cost of making Medicaid HCBS waiver programs available to more Marylanders. Hilltop conducted the study on behalf of the Maryland Department of Health to fulfill a request by the Joint Chairmen of the Maryland General Assembly.

Learn more about Hilltop’s aging and disability work.

The Hilltop Institute is a nonpartisan research organization at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of people and communities. We conduct cutting-edge data analytics and translational research on behalf of government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations to inform public policy at the national, state, and local levels.

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