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

12/01/2003

Our findings are based on three sources: (1) an extensive review of published and unpublished information about the six states' long term care systems, with a focus on their residential care systems and Medicaid programs; (2) consultation with Medicaid program staff and policy makers and other key staff to obtain additional information and to clarify information obtained through the Internet and other sources; and (3) interviews with current and former state staff and policy makers, residential care providers, representatives of provider and consumer organizations, and academic experts and policy analysts. Appendix A contains additional information about the qualitative methodology we used to conduct this study.

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