Public-Sector Approaches to Financing Long-Term Services and Supports

Background

The major source of public financing for long-term services and supports Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… ( LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… ) is the joint federal and state Medicaid program. Medicaid pays for nursing facility care and increasing (but still limited) amounts of home- and community-based services Long-term services and supports provided in individuals’ homes or in home-like environments, such as supportive housing. ( HCBS Long-term services and supports provided in individuals’ homes or in home-like environments, such as supportive housing. ). However, to qualify for Medicaid, people must have extremely low assets and income, or have spent almost all their assets and income to pay for their health care and LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… .

Medicare Authorized in 1965 under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Medicare provides health insurance coverage for people age 65 and older and for some disabled people under age 65. This federal program consists of Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Supplemental Medical Insurance), Part… generally does not pay for LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… . It funds medically necessary home health care, but beneficiaries must be homebound and need skilled health care to receive the benefit. Medicare Authorized in 1965 under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Medicare provides health insurance coverage for people age 65 and older and for some disabled people under age 65. This federal program consists of Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Supplemental Medical Insurance), Part… also helps pay for a limited amount of care in a skilled-nursing facility if an individual has had a prior hospital stay of at least three days (see also Chapter 7, Health: Health Care Coverage—Medicare for more information on these Medicare Authorized in 1965 under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Medicare provides health insurance coverage for people age 65 and older and for some disabled people under age 65. This federal program consists of Part A (Hospital Insurance), Part B (Supplemental Medical Insurance), Part… benefits.)

Smaller public programs provide LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… , including the US Department of Veterans Affairs program, the Social Services Block Grant program, and Title III of the Older Americans Act. Each program has its own eligibility criteria and covers only limited amounts of LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… (see also The Older Americans Act in this chapter). In addition, most states have LTSS Also known as Long-term Care (LTC), LTSS encompass a broad range of assistance needed by people of all ages who have cognitive or mental impairments and who may lack the physical ability to function independently.  In their basic form, LTSS consist of help with self-care and… programs, paid for out of general revenue; but they serve only a limited number of people.

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