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Long Term Care in Arizona

Home and Community-Based Services



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Long Term Care in Arizona
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Arizona is the only state in the nation that uses a state-wide mandatory managed care system to deliver long-term care services to low-income Medicaid populations. Arizona's Medicaid program, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), through its Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS), makes capitated payments to managed care organisations which are contracted to deliver long-term care services. The design of the contracts includes cost-effectiveness incentives to encourage managed care organisations to serve persons in home and community-based services when possible rather than in institutional settings. ALTCS staff, advocates and providers point to a number of issues, including challenges Arizona faces in attracting and retaining nursing and paraprofessional staff to provide Medicaid-covered long-term care services, the implementation of Medicaid eligibility rules, equity of access to services, and delays in eligibility determinations. This new book examines the details of these issues.

Author Biography

John V Lambert, Editor
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2004
Edited by John V. Lambert
Country of Publication
United States
Nova Science Publishers Inc
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