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


Some respondents, both providers and those representing consumer interests, felt that the industry needs more outcome-based regulations.

  • We're concerned that the legislature will be pushed to apply nursing home type regulations to assisted living and we do not want this. There are always stories in the newspaper about someone being hurt in assisted living and so there is pressure to "do something."

While many expressed dissatisfaction and at times conflicting views about the state's regulations, there was a consensus that the nursing home regulatory model is not appropriate for residential care settings.

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