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A Profile of Medicaid Institutional and Community-Based Long-Term Care Service Use and Expenditures Among the Aged and Disabled Using MAX 2002.

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This report examines how person-level data in the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data system can be used to better understand long-term care service use and expenditures, and to evaluate the utility of MAX data for further study of long-term care. The authors compare expenditure and utilization-based measures of the balance of institutional and community-based long-term care services. They also examine long-term care expenditures and utilization for two key groups of enrollees--young disabled enrollees and enrollees ages 65 and older. The article decomposes community-based long-term care expenditures by type of service and summarizes other Medicaid services used and costs incurred in 2002.