GAO Finds Medicaid-Funded Assisted Living Residents at Risk

This week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report revealing that lax federal oversight over Medicaid-funded assisted living services threatens the health and safety of more than 330,000 people nationwide who rely on these services. According to the GAO, 26 state Medicaid agencies could not report to GAO the number of critical incidents that occurred in assisted living facilities, citing reasons including the inability to track incidents by provider type (9 states), lack of a system to collect critical incidents (9 states), and lack of a system that could identify Medicaid beneficiaries (5 states). “State Medicaid a [...]

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2/9/18 6:17 PM

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