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New DHCS Data Dashboard Highlights Trend Toward Community Based Services

Medi-Cal provides a variety of services that help older adults and individuals with disabilities with activities of daily living which helps many Medi-Cal beneficiaries remain at home or in the community. With the recent release of the Department of Health Care Services’ Medi-Cal Long-Term Services and Supports Dashboard data is now available that shows the utilization of these programs across Counties, Managed Care Plan, and demographic groups. According to DHCS data, participation in Home and Community Based Services programs is on the rise, with almost 1 million beneficiaries receiving community based support, compared to about 150,000 people residing in an institutional setting like a skilled nursing facility.