This study has two purposes: (1) to determine whether and how facilities that serve Medicaid beneficiaries differ from those that do not; and (2) to determine whether and how RCF residents receiving Medicaid-covered RCF services differ from residents not receiving these services. Specific research questions are:
Do facilities participating in Medicaid differ from non-participating facilities on characteristics such as living arrangements, staffing levels, and costs? Do the characteristics of facilities in which Medicaid beneficiaries live differ from those in which non-Medicaid residents live?
What factors predict RCFs' participation in Medicaid?
Do Medicaid and non-Medicaid RCF residents differ in demographic characteristics, health and functional status, and service use?