Cost Drivers for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations from Nursing Facility, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Programs

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
August 2010

This brief focuses on hospitalizations of Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries who receive long-term care services in nursing facilities, participate in Medicaid home and community-based services waiver programs for the aged or disabled, or receive post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities.