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


In addition to consulting with ten state staff and policy makers regarding the technical details of the state's programs, we also interviewed four of them. In addition, we interviewed nine stakeholders, including representatives of residential care provider associations, consumer advocates, the state ombudsman program, aging services providers, the state agency that administers the home and community services program, the state office of a national advocacy association for seniors, and a former state administrator (now a long term care policy consultant.)

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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