Functional Assessment Tools for Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports

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October 2015

States use functional assessment tools to collect information on applicants’ health status and needs in order to assess their functional eligibility for Medicaid-covered long-term services and supports. However, variation and a lack of transparency regarding assessment processes and measures across states makes it difficult to evaluate how well Medicaid programs are meeting beneficiaries’ needs. This presentation discusses a MACPAC-commissioned functional assessment tool inventory carried out by NORC at the University of Chicago. A key finding of this work is that 124 different tools are currently in use across the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Publication Type: Presentations

From: October 2015 MACPAC Public Meeting

Tags: adults over age 65, eligibility determination, long-term services and supports, people with disabilities