Financing for long-term services and supports

G. Lawrence Atkins, Anne Tumlinson, Walter Dawson

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Abstract

Americans remain at risk for potentially devastating costs for LTSS that are not covered by Medicare or private health insurance. This article proposes a legislative package to finance LTSS, offering LTSS coverage in the context of existing integrated health plans. Building on current federal demonstrations, LTSS coverage would initially be integrated with Medicare Advantage plans. The goal is to provide coverage for LTSS at little or no incremental cost within the existing health insurance system, relying on well-managed home- and community-based care to reduce the use of expensive hospital and institutional care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-44
Number of pages7
JournalGenerations
Volume40
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Functional limitations
  • Home-and community-based care
  • Integrated plans
  • Long-term services and supports
  • LTSS
  • LTSS integration
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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