Medicaid and Medicare Spending on Acute, Post-Acute, and LTSS in California
This fact sheet presents key findings from the recently-released report entitled: Medicaid and Medicare Spending on Acute, Post- Acute and Long- Term Services and Supports in California, produced by the California Medicaid Research Institute (CAMRI).
Home- and community-based services (HCBS) are a significant and growing area of service delivery in Medicaid programs, and California is interested in pursuing policies that can support high quality care and contain costs. A major barrier to planning, monitoring and evaluating HCBS programs has been the complexity of the available information that is often spread across multiple data systems. With the assistance of California’s Department of Health Care Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the California Medicaid Research Institute (CAMRI) has taken significant steps to combine Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program), Medicare, and other state datasets to gain a better understanding of who makes up the state’s HCBS population and what services they receive.