“Most post-acute Medicare recipients with dementia sent to SNFs despite payment changes: study,” by Alicia Lasek, McKnight’s LTC News
“The investigators used Medicare data from 2013 to 2016 to compare SNF and home health use for post-acute care in these recipients over time. Their results revealed that one third (32%) of all fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who receive post-acute care have a dementia diagnosis. What’s more, 7 in 10 find this care in a skilled nursing facility. Overall use and trends were similar in the Medicare Advantage population. … The study was published this week in JAMDA.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
Medicaid’s institutional bias continues to prevail. LTC insurance prospects should take heed. The best path to aging in place runs through private pay capability.
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