Medicaid Acronym of the Day – BIP

The Balancing Incentive Program provided financial incentives to States to increase access to non-institutional long-term services and supports (LTSS) in keeping with the integration mandate of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as required by the Olmstead decision and was created by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Section 10202). The Balancing Incentive Program authorized grants to serve more people in home and community-based settings, from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2015. Thirteen States continue to participate in the program by spending the grant funds to increase access to new or expanded services and infrastructure.

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