An Investigation of Interstate Variation in Medicaid Long-Term Care Use and Expenditures Across 40 States in 2006. Appendix B. Data and Methods


The indicators of LTC system performance presented in this report are based on data from the 2006 MAX PS files. In addition, we used the ACS and a variety of publicly available data sources to develop indicators of state constraints and policies associated with Medicaid LTC. In this appendix, we describe the MAX and ACS data, their strengths and limitations, and the methods we used to develop variables and conduct our analysis.

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