Medicaid’s Role in Long-Term Care: Q & A
Financing long-term care for the nearly 10 million Americans who need services and support to assist them in life’s daily activities continues to challenge the nation. While Medicaid is the nation’s major source of financing for long-term care services, paying for over 40% of total long-term care, its role is not well understood. Misperceptions on who qualifies and what is covered are common. A new question and answer fact sheet about Medicaid’s long-term care assistance provides basic information on Medicaid’s role for those with long-term care needs.
Fact Sheet (.pdf)
also of interest
- Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Programs: 2012 Data Update
- Lessons Learned from Eight Years of Supporting Institutional to Community Transitions Through Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person Demonstration
- Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person Demonstration: Helping Beneficiaries Return Home
- Money Follows the Person: A 2015 State Survey of Transitions, Services, and Costs