Performance Improvement 2009. What Regulatory Provisions and Medicaid Policy for Residential Care Settings Apply Across the United States ?


Researchers gathered information describing regulatory provisions and Medicaid policy for residential care settings and assisted living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia current through 2007. Researchers identified current issues in assisted living and residential care, including policy developments, growth trends, changing regulatory models, approaches to quality, and financing and reimbursement.

Compared to 2004, the supply of licensed facilities in 2007 rose 6 percent and the number of units rose 4 percent. About half the states reported an increase in the number of licensed facilities and half reported a decline. Twenty-one states revised their regulations between 2004 and 2007, and 12 reported work on revising regulations. The number of Medicaid beneficiaries served in residential care settings declined modestly from 121,000 in 2004 to about 115,000 in 2007; mostly occurring in Michigan and Florida.

Report Title: Residential Care and Assisted Living Compendium: 2007
Agency Sponsor: ASPE-ODALTCP, Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy
Federal Contact: Gavin Kennedy, 202-690-6443
Performer: Research Triangle Institute
PIC ID: 8902

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