Medicaid Payment for Assisted Living: Policy Issue Brief Series

The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)  undertook an extensive study of federal and state Medicaid policies for assisted living coverage in 2011, focusing on how those policies impact the lives of assisted living residents. The results are laid out in a series of policy issue briefs and white papers that discuss the same or related issues in greater detail.

The study and the development of these papers and related materials were supported by The Commonwealth Fund, a national, private foundation based in New York City that supports independent research on health care issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.

Transfer of Assets: Making Assisted Living Residents Ineligible Forever, Policy Issue Brief – February 2011

Barriers to Admission of Medicaid-Eligible Applicants, Policy Issue Brief – February 2011

Refusing to Admit Eligible Applicants, White Paper – February 2011

Overview of Medically Needy Eligibility: A Resource for Advocacy and Policy Development, White Paper – February 2011

Using Medically Needy Eligibility to Prevent Resident Evictions, Issue Brief – February 2011

Requiring Families to Supplement Medicaid Payment, Policy Issue Brief, February 2011

How Supplemental Medicaid Payments Affect Eligibility, White Paper, March 2011

Preventing Discrimination Against Medicaid Eligible Individuals, Policy Issue Brief, November 2010

Preventing Discrimination Against Medicaid-Eligible Residents, White Paper, November 2010

State Supplementation for SSI Recipients: A Resource for Advocacy and Policy Development, White Paper – March 2011

Residents Have a Right to Return After Hospitalization, Policy Issue Brief, January 2011.

Residents Have a Right to Return After Hospitalization, White Paper, January 2011

Protecting At Home Spouse from Impoverishment, Policy Issue Brief, March 2011.

Providing a Home Like Character, Policy Issue Brief, March 2011


Webinar: Medicaid Payment for Assisted Living (Windows Media, 47 MB) Includes audio and visual materials presented during the webinar.


Changes to Medicaid Could Cause Problems for Assisted Living Consumers – May 4, 2011.

U.S. Senate Aging Committee Considers Assisted Living Issues, March 16, 2011

Assisted Living Residents Can Be Evicted If They Need to Be Hospitalized Temporarily, January 14, 2011

Assisted Living Facilities that Accept Medicaid Should Have Same Rules, Nov. 23, 2010 —

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