July 01, 2017

Medicaid Managed Care for Long Term Care Services and Support

Catherine Greaves, King & Spalding, Austin, TX

It is estimated that 70 percent of individuals who turned 65 in 2017 will utilize some type of long term service or support during their lifetimes1 and in 2014, almost one-third of nursing facility services and over half of other support healthcare services, including home and community-based services, were paid for under the Medicaid Program, not Medicare.2  This projected need for long term care services poses significant financial implications for state and local governments that will be required to make available, and fund, an increasing demand for these expensive healthcare services.3

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