Predictors of Low-Care Prevalence in Florida Nursing Homes: The Role of Medicaid Waiver Programs

Source: Elizabeth A. Hahn, Kali S. Thomas, Kathryn Hyer, Ross Andel, Hongdao Meng, Gerontologist, Volume 51 Issue 4, August 2011
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From the abstract:
This study examined the relationship between county-level Medicaid home- and community-based service (HCBS) waiver expenditures and the prevalence of low-care residents in Florida nursing homes (NHs)….The findings suggest that Medicaid HCBS waiver programs may reduce the prevalence of low-care residents in NHs. Future studies should evaluate whether Medicaid HCBS waiver programs are effective in promoting community-living among low-care residents and mitigating the growth in long-term care expenditures.

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