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New York Leads All States in Spending on Long-Term Care, But Not in Quality of Services, New Study Finds

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New York’s Medicaid program spends more on long-term health care than any other state, but indicators of quality here are “about average or slightly above average,” according to a new report issued today by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Long-term care includes nursing facilities, care for mentally ill patients, and home and personal care. The Institute’s study examines a variety of factors that may influence such spending, including demographics, spending by type of care, characteristics of facilities, and varying policies among state Medicaid programs.

The study compared New York to 18 other large and Northeastern states including California, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The Institute’s research was funded by the New York State Health Foundation and provided to the New York State Department of Health.

Read full report: Medicaid and Long-Term Care: New York Compared to 18 Other States

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