Medicaid spenddown in nursing homes.


Journal Article

This paper employs information from nationally representative surveys to examine the incidence and causes of Medicaid spenddown among disabled elderly persons. About 10% of nursing home discharges experience "asset spenddown," the process of converting from private pay to Medicaid. In contrast, over 50% of nursing home patients remain private pay throughout their stays. In addition, becoming a Medicaid patient is more common among community residents than among nursing home residents. Implications of findings for health care policies are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, K; Doty, P; Manton, K

Published Date

  • February 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 7 - 15

PubMed ID

  • 2107131

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2107131

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-5341

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-9013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geront/30.1.7


  • eng