Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Florida

12/01/2003

Nearly every respondent believed that unless the liability insurance crisis was addressed, there was little possibility of expanding the waiver program, because facilities accepting waiver clients were getting increases in their insurance premiums in the 500 percent and higher range. Agreement on the solution was lacking. Some felt that the state should increase reimbursement rates to cover the additional insurance costs, while others felt the issue could not be resolved without major tort reform.

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