Predictors of Nursing Facility Entry by Medicaid-Only Older Adults and Persons With Disabilities in California

Michelle Ko, Robert J. Newcomer, Charlene Harrington, Denis Hulett, & Andrew B. Bindman
Nearly one-third of adult Medicaid beneficiaries who receive long-term services and supports (LTSS) consist of older adults and persons with disabilities who are not eligible for Medicare. Beneficiaries, advocates, and policymakers have all sought to shift LTSS to home and community settings as an alternative to institutional care. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of Medicaid-only adults in California with new use of LTSS in 2006-2007 (N = 31 849) to identify unique predictors of...
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