At the federal level, there are two categories of budgetary expenditures: entitlement and discretionary spending.
Medicaid is the single largest public funding source for long-term services and supports (LTSS). It is a combined federal-state program.
Federal law and regulations specify the general eligibility and coverage requirements for mandatory and optional Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS).
Many chronic illnesses and other health conditions—such as heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, diabetes, and emphysema—can result in functional limitations
Many states are enrolling Medicaid participants in capitated, risk-based managed care plans designed to coordinate all their care, including long-term services and supports
Government and providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS) use various approaches to promote service quality and protect consumers’ rights.
Nursing facilities provide long-term services and supports (LTSS), as well as short-term rehabilitation and postacute care following hospitalizations to people of all ages. Although younger p
Residential care settings is an umbrella term that refers to many types of certified and licensed housing plus services options.
Two government budget practices that can have significant implications for lower levels of government are block grants and unfunded mandates.
Ensuring the quality of services for home care is difficult because no quality measures can assess every service that is delivered daily in hundreds of thousands of private homes across the country