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 (LTSS) if needed.
Government and providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS) use various approaches to promote service quality and protect consumer 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.
Two types of Medicaid coverage are available for Medicare beneficiaries with low incomes:
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State plan amendments (SPAs): A state plan is a contract between a state and the f
Several provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) address the health care infrastructure and the continued viability of safety-net providers
A chronic condition or illness is one that is likely to last more than one year, requires ongoing medical attention, and can limit a person’s daily activit
The benefits of computerized data systems that facilitate access to personal health information are clear.
The U.S. health care system has serious quality problems.