Interstate Variation and Progress Toward Balance in Use of and Expenditure for Long-Term Services and Supports in 2009. Appendix B. Data and Methods


The indicators of LTSS system performance presented in this report are based on data from the 2009 MAX PS files. In addition, we used a variety of publicly available data sources to develop indicators of state factors and policies associated with Medicaid LTSS. In this appendix, we describe the data, their strengths and limitations, and the methods we used to develop variables and conduct our analysis.

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