CAMRI: Extended Nursing Facility Stays Among California’s Dual Eligible and Medi-Cal-Only Beneficiaries


This report describes nursing home stays of two of California’s most vulnerable populations: those who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal and Medi-Cal only beneficiaries. Findings suggest the need for improved coordination between health care and long-term services and supports systems in order to more efficiently and effectively provide services to meet people’s needs.

Date Updated: 09/18/2013

Medicaid is the single largest payer of nursing facility (NF) care (also referred to as nursing home care) in the United States, accounting for 31% ($46.1 billion) of the total $149.3 billion spent nationally on this care in 2011. Medi-Cal alone, California‟s Medicaid program, spent nearly $3 billion on NF care in 2008 for eligible beneficiaries in fee-for-service (FFS) who were age 18 and above.

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