The National Direct Care Workforce Resource Center

Report November 1, 2022

Addressing Wages of the Direct Care Workforce Through Medicaid Policies

This report highlights state strategies to raise direct care worker wages through Medicaid policy, such as by raising the minimum wage and increasing provider rates. To view the original source, click here.  

Key Takeaways

Provider rate increases that go directly to direct care workers can improve wages.
Setting minimum wages for direct care workers above state minimum wage levels can attract new workers to the field.
Evaluation and reporting are two mechanisms that provide accountability in making sure that wage raises are being implemented as they should be.
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Lauren Block; Kate Johnson; Brianna Nielson; Hannah Maxey; Courtney Medlock

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