Reports Explore Long-Term Care Issues Included in the Deficit Reduction Act
The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005, which became law this February, includes several significant changes to Medicaid long-term care policies. The Kaiser Family Foundation's Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured is releasing five new reports on long-term care issues that were addressed by the DRA changes.
Long-term care accounts for 36 percent of Medicaid spending (over $100 billion annually) and is utilized by many of Medicaid's most costly beneficiaries, the low-income elderly and individuals with disabilities.
also of interest
- Awaiting New Medicaid Managed Care Rules: Key Issues to Watch
- Measuring Long-Term Services and Supports Rebalancing
- Rebalancing in Capitated Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs: Key Issues from a Roundtable Discussion on Measuring Performance
- Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Programs: 2011 Data Update