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

12/01/2003

A few felt that national standards could be useful as long as they are put forth as a model and not mandated.

  • National standards can be used as a platform to build on. We do not want national regulations. With regard to disclosure requirements, a model would be helpful, but it should not be required.

  • We can handle regulations at the state level. Model regulations could be helpful. But until North Carolina separates our adult home populations--stops mixing types of residents--I guarantee that model regulations won't help.

  • It would be very helpful to consumers to have a rating system for adult care homes because it's so hard for them to evaluate what's available. It's much easier in the nursing home. A model of quality would be a good thing, and a system to measure how individual providers stack up against the model.

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