4362.0 Long Term Care Financing

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
In this session, the researchers will present on long term care financing models. For instance, one group of researchers will report on an innovative Medicaid demonstration program that uses community health workers to identify community-dwelling adults with unmet long-term care needs and link them to needed home and community-based services (HCBS). Another group of researchers will examines the relation between states' investment in HCBS and long-term care expenditures for working-age and older adults. These studies can inform researchers and policymakers on the effectiveness of state's investment in HCBS and other interventions on the utilization and the expenditures of long term care.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the mechanisms through which expanded home and community-based services delivery influences total long-term care service use and costs. 2. Evaluate the economic impact of a community health worker program on the utilization of home and community-based services and Medicaid spending. 3. Examine the relation between state investment in home and community-based care and long-term care expenditures.

Trends in Medicare Part A payments to skilled nursing facilities
US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Jodi Nudelman, Regional Inspector General, Meridith Seife, Deputy Regional Inspector General, Judy Kellis, Program Analyst, Judy Bartlett, MPH, PhD, Christine Moundas, Program Analyst and Rachel Siman, Program Analyst
Survey findings comparing treatment vs. control home health pay-for-performance demonstration participants
Eugene Nuccio, PhD, Angela A. Richard, MSN, David Hittle, PhD and William Buczko, PhD
Generating cost savings for Medicaid through use of community health workers to improve access to community-based long-term care
Glen Mays, PhD, MPH, Holly C. Felix, PhD, MK Kate Stewart, MD, MPH, Naomi Cottoms and Mary Olson, DMin

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health)
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)