Driving HCBS Innovation through Data and Metrics


Senior Policy Analyst Ian Stockwell, MA, in conjunction with staff from the Maryland Department of Aging and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, presented at the 27th National Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference. This presentation discussed HCBS beginnings and momentum, including advocacy and costs, HCBS waivers, Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs), and Money Follows the Person (MFP); data and metrics to build community-based services; and using metrics to move forward. Stockwell focused on Hilltop’s research on utilization and expenditures of both institutional services and HCBS in Maryland, as well as on the Quality of Life Survey Hilltop conducted, to discuss how metrics were used and how they can be used going forward.

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