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

12/01/2003

In addition to consulting with 9 state staff and policy makers regarding the technical details of the state's programs, we also interviewed four of them. In addition, we interviewed 9 stakeholders, including representatives of assisted living provider associations, consumer advocates, a former county service administrator, and two university-based policy analysts, one of whom previously worked for the NC Department on Aging.

The interviews focused on respondents' views about several key areas and issues. This section summarizes their views and provides illustrative examples of their responses. These comments are not verbatim quotes, but have been paraphrased to protect the respondents' anonymity and edited for brevity. A list of information sources for the state description and the individuals interviewed can be found at the end of this summary.

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