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Medicaid’s Role in Providing Assistance with Long-Term Services and Supports

Chapter 2 of the June 2014 report focuses on the care of high-cost, high-need enrollees, exploring Medicaid’s unique role in financing long-term services and supports (LTSS). Almost 70 million seniors and people with disabilities use LTSS, among them adults with significant physical disabilities, children who are medically fragile or have autism, seniors with advanced stages of dementia or multiple chronic conditions, people with intellectual disabilities, and people who were severely mentally ill. Medicaid’s role in their support is significant, accounting, in 2012, for 61 percent of total national spending on LTSS. Read more about Medicaid’s role in long-term services and supports.

From: June 2014 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP