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- by SuzieVN Apr 4Are most of the patients classified as disabled, and therefore on Medicare? Do they use an MDS to determine reimbursement? Thanks
- Apr 8 by NewbieNurse1I believe so. Patients who are on Medicare and needing LTC have to meet the criteria for skilled services and then MDS is used to determine reimbursement. That's why LTC facilities are regulated by the state.
- Apr 12 by CapeCodMermaidMedicare is a FEDERAL program. Medicaid is a STATE program.
- Apr 12 by bioniclewomanThey do not use MDS as LTAC is not the same as skilled nursing. They are not mostly disabled, but like any adult acute hospital the majority of patients are elderly. They are a mix of private insurance, medicare, and medicaid