Beyond Spend-down: The Prevalence and Process of Transitions to Medicaid. Data


  • Nationally representative cohort of Medicare enrollees age 65+ from the National Long Term Care Survey 2004
    • Detailed interview respondents (n=~6,000) for overall estimates of Medicaid status
    • Community residing population age 65+ and not enrolled in Medicaid at baseline for transition estimates (n=~4,300)
  • Linked administrative data
    • Beneficiary and claims data for Medicare (2004-2009) and Medicaid (2004-2007)
    • Minimum data set (MDS) assessments for nursing home admissions after baseline
  • State Medicaid program characteristics compiled from various published sources

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