Helms School of Government
Doctor of Philosophy
Gregory L. Mathison
Home and Community-Based Service
Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Hicks, Arnita, "An Exploration of the Elderly and Disabled Participation Rate in the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) Program in the State of Alabama" (2024). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 5194.
This dissertation explored elderly participation rates in the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) program in the state of Alabama. This descriptive quantitative study explored the factors that impact elderly participation rates in the Alabama Medicaid HCBS program. This study identified the primary barriers preventing elderly participation in the Medicaid HCBS program, as well as presented the limitations of participation in long-term care services. This study found that as the largest source of healthcare in Alabama, the elderly and disabled populations have not utilized the Medicaid HCBS program to its potential.