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LTC Providers Shun Medicaid

Researchers have found that only a minority of residential facilities have Medicaid patients. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)
Researchers have found that only a minority of residential facilities have Medicaid patients. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)

Publicly traded long-term care (LTC) providers have been talking about efforts to shift away from depending on government benefits programs, or patting themselves on the back for avoiding dependence on programs such as Medicaid from the start.

Now Eunice Park-Lee and other researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are reporting in an analysis of results from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities that fewer than half of the facilities have any Medicaid patients.

have suggested that many middle-income people who cannot afford to save for a need for LTC services on their own would be better off relying on Medicaid nursing home benefits than buying private long-term care insurance (LTCI).

Park-Lee found when analyzing the 2010 survey figures that the United States has a total of 31,000 residential care facilities with 971,900 beds.

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