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Title
Florida's Medicaid AIDS waiver: an assessment of dimensions of quality.
First Author
Cowart, Marie E
Date of Pub
1995 Summer
Pages
141-153
Volume
16
Issue
4
Other Authors
Mitchell, Jean M
Abstract
Some State Medicaid agencies have implemented home and community-based waiver programs targeting acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. Under these initiatives, State Medicaid agencies can provide home and community-base services to persons with AIDS (PWA) as an alternative to more costly Medicaid-covered institutional care. This article evaluates quality of care under the Florida Medicaid waiver for PWA along two dimensions: program effectiveness and client satisfaction. Clients are generally satisfied with their case managers and the range and availability of services. Case managers appear to be well trained. Moreover, the probability of turnover is quite low, despite heavy caseloads and high mortality. The major difficulty faced by clients and case managers relates to the process of becoming Medicaid eligible.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Quality of Health Care : Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/nursing : Case Management/statistics & numerical data : Community Health Services/statistics & numerical data/standards/utilization : Eligibility Determination : Female : Florida : Health Services Research/methods : Home Care Services/statistics & numerical data/standards/utilization : Human : Interviews : Male : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data/standards/utilization : Patient Satisfaction : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
PB99-106445