DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nn544p/2015_state) has announced the addition of the "2015 State Medicaid Report" report to their offering.
This annual state-by-state overview of Medicaid's impact on the healthcare continuum. The report compiles up-to-date information from each state tracking four main Medicaid trends: State budgets, program trends such as managed care, expansion under health reform and state decisions on health insurance exchanges.
Medicaid is the largest payer of long-term services and supports (LTSS), which include non-institutional services such as personal care, Section 1915(c) waiver services, and rehabilitative services, and institutional services such as nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) and mental health facilities. The report captures the most recent comprehensive state-by-state Medicaid expenditure data for LTSS as released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in October 2014. The data includes funding allocated via the Money Follows the Person (MFP) rebalancing demonstration, which provides participating states with an increase in federal matching for up to one year for each eligible Medicaid beneficiary transitioned out of an institution into a community-based setting. The data also captures funding allocated to the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which provides comprehensive and coordinated long-term services and supports to Medicaid and Medicare enrollees at home rather than in a nursing home.
The report also captures whether state decisions have been made on two key healthcare reform provisions:
- Medicaid expansion
- Type of health insurance exchange
The report was updated to reflect the most recent status of the Medicaid expansion and the type of health insurance exchange to be administered in each state. Every effort has been made to capture current information for each state. However, there are some inconsistencies where the aforementioned information was unclear, not easily accessible, or unavailable at the time of publication due to various state budgetary practices.
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