ALTCS is a capitated LTC program for the elderly, people with physical disabilities, and people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, who have been determined by State assessors to be at risk of institutionalization.
The PACE and ALTCS programs primarily target those at risk of institutionalization who meet the State's criteria for nursing facility level of care, i.
That's why I think that what ALTCS
is doing in terms of pushing for long-term care legislation in this Congress is crucial in setting the stage - not only for the 2000 presidential race, but also the 2000 congressional elections, in which the full House and one-third of the Senate are up for re-election.
Utilization data examined for Arizona beneficiaries are encounter data submitted by the LTC program contractors, FFS claims paid by ALTCS, and Medicare data from HCFA's national claims history data base.
Assessment data for ALTCS beneficiaries are from a computerized system maintained by the State.
Initial results from the HCFA-funded evaluation of ALTCS have shown that the program has been successful in providing HCB services as a cost-effective alternative to nursing home care (McCall, Crane, Bauer, et al.
A key feature of the ALTCS program, for the purpose of this study, is that both nursing home care and HCB care are covered services, thus enabling us to assess the factors that are associated with the transition between care settings.
The study described here compares the acute care service utilization experience of elderly and physically disabled ALTCS
beneficiaries with that of elderly and physically disabled beneficiaries in a Medicaid FFS program.
In the sample that Bauer (1996) used to analyze the ALTCS
program, the average number of ADL dependencies was three.
The first new ALTCS
members in SCAN will be effective on October 1.
Maureen's roots in Phoenix go back to 1990, and she has a strong dedication to the mission of ALTCS
," said Henry Osowski, chief executive officer of SCAN Long-Term Care, in making the announcement.
Ventana is the State's largest private health plan contractor in the ALTCS