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Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care

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MEDICAID & LONG-TERM SERVICES

Medicaid is the primary payer of long term services and supports designed to meet the personal and health needs of individuals living with disabilities, chronic diseases, complex medical needs, impaired mobility or impaired cognitive function.

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Long-term care refers to services and supports designed to meet the personal and health needs of individuals living with disabilities, chronic diseases, complex medical needs, impaired mobility or impaired cognitive function. These services range from home health and personal care services (such as bathing and dressing) designed to help people live successfully and independently at home to services provided in institutional settings, such as nursing homes. Medicaid is now the largest payer of long-term care services, and such services account for nationally at approximately 41 percent of medicaid’s costs. For this reason, states are seeking innovative ways to improve the quality of care and reduce costs in the long-term care system.

 
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