Nursing facility care: duals shifted away from Medicaid?

July 2010
State Health Watch;Jul2010, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p11
The article discusses the possible opportunities to enhance the health services for dual-eligible patients in nursing facilities in the U.S. Based on the March 2010 report by Princeton, New Jersey-based nonpartisan research firm Mathematica Policy Research, dual-eligible patients could improve their health services by shifting to Medicare from Medicaid. According to Mathematica's James Verdier, the shift could also prevent avoidable hospitalizations.


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