Tipping the Balance: The Balancing Incentive Program and State Efforts to Re-balance Their Long-Term Services and Supports, produced by Mathematica Policy Research, examines the progress Balancing Incentive Program states have made in increasing the share of their LTSS dollars spent on community-based services one year before the program end date.
This report, created in February of 2016, summarizes the findings of the July 2015 state interviews related to expected impact of the Program, challenges encountered, and recommendations for CMS.
ASPE's Report, Descriptive Overview and Summary of Balancing Incentive Program Participating States at Baseline, offers the baseline status of the 21 Balancing Incentives Program participating states. It is the first deliverable in an evaluation that focuses primarily on the actions states took to attain the required program goals and the challenges they faced.
This report, created in August of 2015, summarizes state activities related to the three structural changes and describes how states are using Program funds to support community LTSS populations.
Balancing Incentive Program states were asked to complete a survey on meeting the balancing benchmarks. Here is a summary of the survey results.