CAMRI: Medicaid and Medicare Spending on Acute, Post-Acute and LTSS in California


This is the third report coming from the California Medicaid Research Institute (CAMRI) project entitled: Comprehensive Analysis of Home- and Community-Based Services in California. The report describes Medicare and Medi-Cal spending for those beneficiaries using long-term services and supports funded by Medi-Cal.

Date Updated: 12/05/2012

In an attempt to slow down growth in health care spending, state and federal governments have implemented a number of cost-containment strategies in recent years. Medicaid and Medicare expenditures are major contributors to the long term fiscal challenges facing the public sector. Medicaid, financed by both federal and state governments, pays for acute, post-acute, and long term services and supports (LTSS) for low-income seniors and certain individuals with disabilities, among others. Medicare, financed by the federal government and premiums, pays for acute and post-acute health care services for those Medicaid beneficiaries who are also enrolled in Medicare (known as dual eligible and hereafter referred to as Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees, or MMEs)…

Download the publication for all visuals and complete references.

Continue Reading

This policy brief provides an introduction to The SCAN Foundation’s CLASS Technical Assistance Brief Series, which explores many of the critical issues to be considered for successfully implementing CLASS.

This policy brief describes the broad needs of individuals with disability and the wide range of supportive and environmental solutions that can allow for the most independent living possible. It suggests how findings on social and environmental supports for individuals with disability can inform implementation of CLASS.

This policy brief provides background on the historical development of benefit eligibility triggers in the private long-term care insurance market. Understanding how these triggers came into being can provide important information to those charged with implementing the CLASS Plan.