A group of Louisiana legislators wants to change the way the state provides care for its elderly and disabled residents by shifting funding and other support away from nursing homes and toward in-home services.
About 60,000 elderly or disabled Medicaid recipients in Louisiana are being told they should expect to lose their benefits in July, and advocates say more than a quarter of them could be forced out of the long-term care facilities they call home.
Managed care is not being warmly embraced by long-term care providers everywhere. Nearly 40 states are in various completion phases of transitioning to privatized Medicaid managed care systems, but Louisiana's nursing homes are defiantly resisting efforts there to have them join the party.
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Louisiana health officials will ask the federal government for 200 waivers that would allow disabled Medicaid recipients to receive long-term personal care services, according to the terms of a settlement.
Louisiana has agreed to repay $122 million in extra nursing home payments it received during 2001 and 2002, according to recent news reports.