Using Medicaid to Cover Services for Elderly Persons in Residential Care Settings: State Policy Maker and Stakeholder Views in Six States. Money Follows the Person Funding

12/01/2003

Several respondents felt that states should allow long term care funding to "follow the person." Texas is using this approach by allowing money from its nursing home budget to pay for waiver services for people transitioned to home and community settings. State staff in Wisconsin are working on a similar "money follows the person" measure, which they plan to submit to the General Assembly for consideration.

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