Equity framework for evaluating California’s Medi-Cal home and community-based services for older adults and people with disabilities

December 6, 2022

This framework was created specifically for California’s various Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs, including the In-Home Support Services (IHSS) program. It is a valuable tool for policymakers, providers, advocates, and interested parties in other states because it provides a framework for evaluation that is applicable to HCBS programs everywhere. The framework provides examples of how inequities can arise and puts forth additional policies, program rules, and decision points in which an equity evaluation should be considered. Read the full article.