Assisted Living (AL) has become an important residential long-term care option in the United States, yet very little is known about the nature and quality of care received in this setting by racial/ethnic minorities or residents dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Using calendar year 2018 Medicare data, we identified 255,564 fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries age […]
Medical Care and Research Review
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: This study examined two groups of Medicare beneficiaries residing in large (25+ beds) AL communities in 2014: dual Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and Medicare-only beneficiaries. Among 506,193 beneficiaries, 18% were dually eligible; they tended to be younger, minority, and have more chronic health conditions. The share of dual-eligibles by state varied widely; states with Medicaid financing for AL had more dual-eligibles, but variation in state room and board regulations did not have a significant relationship to dual-eligible rates.