RTI International received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to update their report, Regulatory Review of Adult Day Services: Final Report that was published on August 26, 2005.  Co-principals Kristin Siebenaler, Janet O’Keeffe, Christine O’Keeffe, David Brown, and Beth Koetse are entrusted with the task of updating their research to improve utilization and reimbursement for adult day services.  The National Adult Day Services Association is an important consultant on the project.


The updated report will include:


  • Licensing, Certification, and Other Requirements.
  • Definitions of Adult Day Services.
  • Parameters for Who Can Be Served.
  • Required and Optional Services.
  • Provisions Regarding Medications.
  • Staffing Requirements.
  • Training Requirements.
  • Monitoring.
  • Relevant Medicaid Contracting Requirements.
  • State Regulatory profiles


This report will help state Medicaid directors, state and federal policy makers, managed care organizations and accountable care organizations determine best practices for the use of adult day services.


It will also provide information to guide future research and policy analysis on adult day services in general. The project end date is August 2015.