Medicaid recipients in intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded.
Burwell, Brian O
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Clauser, Steven B; Hall, Margaret J; Simon, James
In this study, we examined Medicaid utilization and expenditure patterns of Medicaid recipients in intermediate care facilities
for the mentally retarded (ICF's/MR) in three States: California, Georgia, and Michigan. Data were obtained from uniform Medicaid
data files (Tape-to-Tape project). Most recipients in ICF's/MR were nonelderly adults with severe or profound mental retardation
who were in an ICF/MR for the entire year. The average annual cost of care ranged from $26,617 per recipient in Georgia to
$36,128 per recipient in Michigan. The vast majority of recipients were low utilizers of other Medicaid services. Approximately
one-third of the recipients were also covered by Medicare.
Adult : Age Factors : California : Data Collection : Georgia : Health Expenditures : Human : Intermediate Care Facilities/economics
: Medicaid/utilization : Mental Retardation/economics : Michigan : Middle Age : Nursing Homes/economics : Support, U.S. Gov't,