Nevada Balancing Incentives Program


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

"The Balancing Incentive Program is a grant-funded program established by the Affordable Care Act through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The goal of the program is to make structural changes to the way individuals access long term services and supports (LTSS) in order to rebalance institutional care with home and community based services. The desired result is to increase the amount spent on home and community based services to 50% of total spending on LTSS.

As required by the funding authorization, Nevada Medicaid (Division of Health Care Financing and Policy) is the lead agency for the BIP. The BIP team, however, is made up of a large number of cross-functional and cross-agency contributors who have been instrumental in moving the project toward its goals and objectives. Many of the projects and workgroups related to BIP have been collaborations between Nevada's Aging and Disability Services Division and Nevada Medicaid. In addition, many other state agencies and contractors have contributed in important ways."

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)