Medicaid spenddown in nursing homes.

Journal Article (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

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