Medicaid Policy and Long-Term Care Spending: An Interactive View

Source: James W. Fossett and Courtney E. Burke, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, Health Policy Research Center, August 2010

Institute experts have applied an interactive measure that proves better at explaining wide variations in states’ long-term care spending than individual measures analyzed in previous research. The index considers multiple factors, including coverage policies, nursing home payment rates and others. It may assist states in developing new policies to enhance care for elderly and disabled residents, while limiting costs.
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