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Medicaid and Long-Term Care: Recent Publications Illuminate Key Policy Issues

With recent policy debates about the future of Medicaid, the Foundation’s Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has created a resource page of recent publications that address key policy issues when examining Medicaid’s role for high cost populations and in long-term care. Of particular interest are a report profiling six Medicaid populations with serious health needs resulting in high costs for the program and a recent analysis showing more than half (52%) of Medicaid spending goes towards all the care (LTC and acute services) of beneficiaries who use long-term care services.

Profiles of Medicaid’s High Cost Populations

Medicaid’s Long-Term Care Beneficiaries: An Analysis of Spending Patterns

Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Annual Data Update

Profiles of Nursing Home Residents on Medicaid

Beyond Cash and Counseling: The Second Generation of Individual Budget-Based Community Long-Term Care Programs for the Elderly

Medicaid Long-Term Services Reforms in the Deficit Reduction Act

Medicaid’s Role in Long-Term Care Fact Sheet

Long-Term Care: Understanding Medicaid’s Role for the Elderly and Disabled

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