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


Texas limits the amount that can be charged for room and board to Medicaid waiver clients in assisted living facilities. The amount is equal to the SSI federal benefit rate minus a personal needs allowance of $85.00, which equals $467. There are no restrictions on the amount that private pay residents can be charged.

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