Long Term and Chronic Care

This study reviewed the assisted living and board-and-care policies in each of the 50 states. States reported a total of 28,131 licensed facilities with 612,063 units or beds. Over 25% of the beds are lcoated in three states: California (123,238), Florida (66,298), and Pennsylvania (62,241). Twenty-two states have existing licensing regulations using the term assisted […]

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    State Assisted Living Policy: 1996

    This study reviewed the assisted living and board and care policies in each of the 50 states. Fifteen states have existing licensure regulations for assisted living facilities. Regulations are being developed by an additional nine states. Twenty two states reimburse, or plan to reimburse, assisted living as a Medicaid service including states that do not […]

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    May 17, 2012 | Filed under: Long Term and Chronic Care, Publications

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    A Framework for the Development of Managed Care Contracting Specifications for Dually Eligible Adults

    A growing number of states are planning or implementing risk-based managed care programs for dually eligible adults: those who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. The design of these programs is vastly more complicated than those previously implemented for AFDC beneficiaries. Eligibility for Medicare is one complicating factor, and the diversity of the target […]

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    May 16, 2012 | Filed under: Long Term and Chronic Care, Medicaid, Publications

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    Look Before You Leap Assuring the Quality of Care of Managed Care Programs Serving Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities

    Spurred by the success they perceive in managed care for women and children, states are turning to managed care delivery systems for older persons and persons with disabilities who qualify for Medicaid if they receive supplemental security income (SS1) payments or are determined to be eligible as medically needy. 1996.Sep_.assuring.quality.care_.managed.care_.older_.disabilities.pdf 1.5 MB  

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    Managed Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: Key Program Design Choices for States

    This is the third and final in a series of papers on dual eligibility supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, with additional support from The Henry ]. Kaiser Family Foundation, Center for Vulnerable Populations. The first paper, Managiiig Care for Older Beneficiaries of Medicaid and Medicare: Prospects and Pitfalls (September, 1994), describes the fragmentation of […]

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    Managed Care, Medicaid and the Elderly: The Florida Experience

    Increasingly, states are turning to managed care to deliver health services to Medicaid recipients. In a 1994 survey of states conducted by the National Academy for State Health Policy, 16 states reported that they enroll elders in Medicaid managed care programs. A few states (Arizona, Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah) require mandatory enrollment and others allow […]

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    Managed Care for the Elderly: A Profile of Current Initiatives

    The purpose of this document is to summarize the current state-of-the-art in managed care for the elderly and to provide states with background information needed to launch their own initiatives to provide quality, cost effective care to the rapidly aging population. As you will see, attempts to truly coordinate primary, preventive, acute, and long term […]

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    Public Managed Care for Older Persons and Persons with Disabilities

    Major Issues and Selected Initiatives Interest in managed care for older persons and persons with disabilities has intensified in recent years, as states and the federal government have searched for ways to make publicly funded programs more effective and less costly. The heightened interest has stimulated a lively debate among consumers, policy makers, advocates and […]

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    Reducing the Cost of Institutional Care: Downsizing, Diversion, Closing and Conversion of Nursing Homes

    Medicaid today pays for 41% of the nation’s long term care bill. Most of that spending (85%) is on institutions. As the Congress grapples with efforts to reduce Federal expenditures and balance the budget, the Medicaid program and its investment in long term care are particularly vulnerable to cuts. Indeed, Medicaid comprises nearly half of […]

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    The Arizona Long Term Care System

    Report 1 in a Series of State Case Studies Arizona began providing acute care services to Medicaid eligible residents in 1982 through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), a Section 1115 Research and Demonstraction Waiver demonstration program approved by the US Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Long term care services were covered under […]

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