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NEW SHOW - PARTICIPATORY HEALTH: ONLINE AND MOBILE TOOLS

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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY
WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

September 30, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - PARTICIPATORY HEALTH: ONLINE AND MOBILE TOOLS"

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With Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, the author of Participatory Health: Online and Mobile Tools Help Chronically Ill Manage Their Care

Prepared for the California HealthCare Foundation









More information on this issue @ Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

NEW SHOW - PEW RESEARCH CENTER (with Susannah Fox, the Associate Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project)

NEW SHOW - SENSEI (with Dr. Robert Schwarzberg - President & CEO of Sensei, Inc.)



NEW SHOW - PARTICIPATORY HEALTH: ONLINE AND MOBILE TOOLS

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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY
WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

September 30, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - PARTICIPATORY HEALTH: ONLINE AND MOBILE TOOLS"

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With Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, the author of Participatory Health: Online and Mobile Tools Help Chronically Ill Manage Their Care

Prepared for the California HealthCare Foundation









More information on this issue @ Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

NEW SHOW - PEW RESEARCH CENTER (with Susannah Fox, the Associate Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project)

NEW SHOW - SENSEI (with Dr. Robert Schwarzberg - President & CEO of Sensei, Inc.)



E-BET

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The march into the future continues . . . .

Hospital system lays $400M digital bet




More information on Electronic Health Records - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

HEALTH TERM - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS


"E-HEALTH RECORDS" - NEW SHOW


E-MOVES


EHR = PROFITS?


ELECTRONIC MEANING



E-BET

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The march into the future continues . . . .

Hospital system lays $400M digital bet




More information on Electronic Health Records - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

HEALTH TERM - ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS


"E-HEALTH RECORDS" - NEW SHOW


E-MOVES


EHR = PROFITS?


ELECTRONIC MEANING



SWINE FLU BUSINESS

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More on how the Swine Flu outbreak has no boundaries:

Companies gird for H1N1 invasion





More information on Swine Flu - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

SWINE FLU - ON CAMPUS


"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW 


PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU



I will continue to keep you updated . . .





SWINE FLU BUSINESS

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More on how the Swine Flu outbreak has no boundaries:

Companies gird for H1N1 invasion





More information on Swine Flu - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

SWINE FLU - ON CAMPUS


"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW 


PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU



I will continue to keep you updated . . .





HEALTH TERM - HEALTH CARE CLEARINGHOUSE

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Definition:  A public or private entity that does either of the following (Entities, including but not limited to, billing services, repricing companies, community health management information systems or community health information systems, and "value-added" networks and switches are health care clearinghouses if they perform these functions):

1) Processes or facilitates the processing of information received from another entity in a nonstandard format or containing nonstandard data content into standard data elements or a standard transaction;

2) Receives a standard transaction from another entity and processes or facilitates the processing of information into nonstandard format or nonstandard data content for a receiving entity.

This term is used in the HIPAA rules.



More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

HEALTH TERM - HIPAA




HEALTH TERM - HEALTH CARE CLEARINGHOUSE

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Definition:  A public or private entity that does either of the following (Entities, including but not limited to, billing services, repricing companies, community health management information systems or community health information systems, and "value-added" networks and switches are health care clearinghouses if they perform these functions):

1) Processes or facilitates the processing of information received from another entity in a nonstandard format or containing nonstandard data content into standard data elements or a standard transaction;

2) Receives a standard transaction from another entity and processes or facilitates the processing of information into nonstandard format or nonstandard data content for a receiving entity.

This term is used in the HIPAA rules.



More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

HEALTH TERM - HIPAA




HEALTH TERM - HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

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Health Care Provider

Definition:  Providers of medical or health care or researchers who provide health care are health care providers.  Normally health care providers are clinics, hospitals, doctors, dentists, psychologists and similar professionals.


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HEALTH TERM - HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

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Health Care Provider

Definition:  Providers of medical or health care or researchers who provide health care are health care providers.  Normally health care providers are clinics, hospitals, doctors, dentists, psychologists and similar professionals.


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CHRONIC TECHNOLOGY

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How can technology make things better for people living with chronic ailments?

Check out this study from the California Healthcare Foundation on how wireless and broadband technology is making things better:

Participatory Health: Online and Mobile Tools Help Chronically Ill Manage Their Care


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Technology can make things better.


More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"HEALTH 2.0" - NEW SHOW


NEW SHOW - RACE & PATIENT-DOCTOR COMMUNICATION


"AMERICAN WELL" - NEW SHOW



NEW SHOW - MobiHealthNews







CHRONIC TECHNOLOGY

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How can technology make things better for people living with chronic ailments?

Check out this study from the California Healthcare Foundation on how wireless and broadband technology is making things better:

Participatory Health: Online and Mobile Tools Help Chronically Ill Manage Their Care


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Technology can make things better.


More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"HEALTH 2.0" - NEW SHOW


NEW SHOW - RACE & PATIENT-DOCTOR COMMUNICATION


"AMERICAN WELL" - NEW SHOW



NEW SHOW - MobiHealthNews







E-BAND AIDS

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Wow!!!

I guess everything is possible now . . .

The new healthcare: Smart band aids, digital pills, wrist bands


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What's next . . .  ? ? ?


E-BAND AIDS

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Wow!!!

I guess everything is possible now . . .

The new healthcare: Smart band aids, digital pills, wrist bands


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What's next . . .  ? ? ?


EGG HEALTH

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Check out this interesting article:

Is Health IT a Humpty Dumpty?


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More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

NEW SHOW - MobiHealthNews



EGG HEALTH

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Check out this interesting article:

Is Health IT a Humpty Dumpty?


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More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

NEW SHOW - MobiHealthNews



HEALTH TERM - DIAGNOSIS RELATED GROUPS (DRG)

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An inpatient or hospital classification system used to pay a hospital or other provider for their services and to categorize illness by diagnosis and treatment.

A classification scheme used by Medicare that clusters patients into 468 categories on the basis of patients' illnesses, diseases and medical problems.

Groupings of diagnostic categories drawn from the International Classification of Diseases and modified by the presence of a surgical procedure, patient age, presence or absence of significant comorbidities or complications, and other relevant criteria.

System involving classification of medical cases and payment to hospitals on the basis of diagnosis.

Used under Medicare's prospective payment system to reimburse inpatient hospitals, regardless of the cost to the hospital to provide services.


HEALTH TERM - DIAGNOSIS RELATED GROUPS (DRG)

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An inpatient or hospital classification system used to pay a hospital or other provider for their services and to categorize illness by diagnosis and treatment.

A classification scheme used by Medicare that clusters patients into 468 categories on the basis of patients' illnesses, diseases and medical problems.

Groupings of diagnostic categories drawn from the International Classification of Diseases and modified by the presence of a surgical procedure, patient age, presence or absence of significant comorbidities or complications, and other relevant criteria.

System involving classification of medical cases and payment to hospitals on the basis of diagnosis.

Used under Medicare's prospective payment system to reimburse inpatient hospitals, regardless of the cost to the hospital to provide services.


HEALTH TERM - PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for HealthCareTerm.jpgDefinition:  A payment method that establishes rates, prices or budgets before services are rendered and costs are incurred. Providers retain or absorb at least a portion of the difference between established revenues and actual costs.

(1) The Medicare system used to pay hospitals for inpatient hospital services; based on the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) classification system.

(2) Medicare's acute care hospital payment method for inpatient care.

Prospective per-case payment rates are set at a level intended to cover operating costs in an efficient hospital for treating a typical inpatient in a given diagnosis-related group.

Payments for each hospital are adjusted for differences in area wages, teaching activity, care to the poor, and other factors.

Hospitals may also receive additional payments to cover extra costs associated with atypical patients (outliers) in each DRG.

Capital costs, originally excluded from PPS, are being phased into the system. By 2001, capital payments will be made on a fully prospective, per-case basis.


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HEALTH TERM - PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for HealthCareTerm.jpgDefinition:  A payment method that establishes rates, prices or budgets before services are rendered and costs are incurred. Providers retain or absorb at least a portion of the difference between established revenues and actual costs.

(1) The Medicare system used to pay hospitals for inpatient hospital services; based on the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) classification system.

(2) Medicare's acute care hospital payment method for inpatient care.

Prospective per-case payment rates are set at a level intended to cover operating costs in an efficient hospital for treating a typical inpatient in a given diagnosis-related group.

Payments for each hospital are adjusted for differences in area wages, teaching activity, care to the poor, and other factors.

Hospitals may also receive additional payments to cover extra costs associated with atypical patients (outliers) in each DRG.

Capital costs, originally excluded from PPS, are being phased into the system. By 2001, capital payments will be made on a fully prospective, per-case basis.


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NEW SHOW - RACE & PATIENT-DOCTOR COMMUNICATION

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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH
LEROY JONES, JR."


September 15, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - RACE & PATIENT-DOCTOR COMMUNICATION"



Thumbnail image for Dr Cene_Sept 2009.jpgWith Dr. Crystal Wiley Cené, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine and lead author of the study that shows that Black patients with high blood pressure experience poorer communication with their doctors than white patients do.


Published:

September 2009 Issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine - "The Effect of Patient Race and Blood Pressure Control on Patient-Physician Communication"








More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:



COMMUNICATION FAILURE





NEW SHOW - RACE & PATIENT-DOCTOR COMMUNICATION

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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH
LEROY JONES, JR."


September 15, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - RACE & PATIENT-DOCTOR COMMUNICATION"



Thumbnail image for Dr Cene_Sept 2009.jpgWith Dr. Crystal Wiley Cené, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine and lead author of the study that shows that Black patients with high blood pressure experience poorer communication with their doctors than white patients do.


Published:

September 2009 Issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine - "The Effect of Patient Race and Blood Pressure Control on Patient-Physician Communication"








More information on this issue - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:



COMMUNICATION FAILURE





COMMUNICATION FAILURE

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Race affects patient-doctor communication

Can technology change this?

COMMUNICATION FAILURE

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Race affects patient-doctor communication

Can technology change this?

HEALTH TERM - SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

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Definition:  A licensed institution, as defined by Medicare, which is primarily engaged in the provision of skilled nursing care.  SNFs are usually
Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) or Prospective Payment System (PPS) exempt and are located within hospitals, but sometimes are located in rehab facilities or nursing homes.

SNFs provide a level of care that requires the daily involvement of skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff and that, as a practical matter, can't be provided on an outpatient basis.

Examples of skilled nursing facility care include the provision of such services as intravenous injections and physical therapy.

The need for custodial care (for example, assistance with activities of daily living, like bathing and dressing) may not, in itself, qualify for reimbursement in a skilled nursing facility by Medicare or other health plans.


HEALTH TERM - SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

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Definition:  A licensed institution, as defined by Medicare, which is primarily engaged in the provision of skilled nursing care.  SNFs are usually
Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) or Prospective Payment System (PPS) exempt and are located within hospitals, but sometimes are located in rehab facilities or nursing homes.

SNFs provide a level of care that requires the daily involvement of skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff and that, as a practical matter, can't be provided on an outpatient basis.

Examples of skilled nursing facility care include the provision of such services as intravenous injections and physical therapy.

The need for custodial care (for example, assistance with activities of daily living, like bathing and dressing) may not, in itself, qualify for reimbursement in a skilled nursing facility by Medicare or other health plans.


HEALTH TERM - SKILLED NURSING CARE

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HEALTH TERM - SKILLED NURSING CARE

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HEALTH TERM - RURAL HEALTH CLINIC

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The practice must be located in a Medically Underserved area or a Health Professions Shortage Area and use a physician assistant and/or nurse practitioners to deliver services.

A rural health clinic must be licensed by the state and provide preventive services.

These providers are usually qualified for special compensations, reimbursements and exemptions.



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More information on Rural Health Care - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

RURAL HEALTH FUTURE


RURAL TELEHEALTH


DOWN HOME TECHNOLGY





HEALTH TERM - RURAL HEALTH CLINIC

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The practice must be located in a Medically Underserved area or a Health Professions Shortage Area and use a physician assistant and/or nurse practitioners to deliver services.

A rural health clinic must be licensed by the state and provide preventive services.

These providers are usually qualified for special compensations, reimbursements and exemptions.



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More information on Rural Health Care - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

RURAL HEALTH FUTURE


RURAL TELEHEALTH


DOWN HOME TECHNOLGY





SWINE FLU - ON CAMPUS

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Check this out:

2,000 students at U.S. university report swine flu symptoms




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More information on Swine Flu - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW 


PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU



I will continue to keep you updated . . .


SWINE FLU - ON CAMPUS

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Check this out:

2,000 students at U.S. university report swine flu symptoms




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More information on Swine Flu - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW 


PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU



I will continue to keep you updated . . .


HEALTH TERM - RURAL HEALTH CLINICS ACT

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Definition:  Establishes a reimbursement mechanism to support the provision of primary care services in rural areas.

Public Law 95-210 was enacted in 1977 and authorizes the expanded use of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and certified nurse practitioners; extends Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement to designated clinics; and raises Medicaid reimbursement levels to those set by Medicare.




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More information on Rural Health Care - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

RURAL HEALTH FUTURE


RURAL TELEHEALTH


DOWN HOME TECHNOLGY




HEALTH TERM - RURAL HEALTH CLINICS ACT

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Definition:  Establishes a reimbursement mechanism to support the provision of primary care services in rural areas.

Public Law 95-210 was enacted in 1977 and authorizes the expanded use of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and certified nurse practitioners; extends Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement to designated clinics; and raises Medicaid reimbursement levels to those set by Medicare.




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More information on Rural Health Care - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

RURAL HEALTH FUTURE


RURAL TELEHEALTH


DOWN HOME TECHNOLGY




HEALTH TERM - RISK POOL

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Definition:  A pool of money that is at risk for being used for defined expenses. Commonly, if the pool money that is put at risk is not expended by the end of the year, some or all of it is returned to those managing the risk.

Two different definitions are in use:

1) A pool of funds set aside as reserves to be used for defined expenses. Under capitation, if all of the risk pool is not used by the end of the contract year, it is usually disseminated to participating providers, and,

2) Legislatively created programs that group individuals who cannot secure coverage in the private market. Funding comes from government or assessment on insurers.




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HEALTH TERM - RISK POOL

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Definition:  A pool of money that is at risk for being used for defined expenses. Commonly, if the pool money that is put at risk is not expended by the end of the year, some or all of it is returned to those managing the risk.

Two different definitions are in use:

1) A pool of funds set aside as reserves to be used for defined expenses. Under capitation, if all of the risk pool is not used by the end of the contract year, it is usually disseminated to participating providers, and,

2) Legislatively created programs that group individuals who cannot secure coverage in the private market. Funding comes from government or assessment on insurers.




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PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU

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Swine Flu Update:

Obama says Americans should get swine flu vaccine






More information on Swine Flu - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW


I will continue to keep you updated . . .

PRESIDENTIAL RECOMMENDATION - SWINE FLU

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Swine Flu Update:

Obama says Americans should get swine flu vaccine






More information on Swine Flu - Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.:

"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW


I will continue to keep you updated . . .

HEALTH TERM - LTC

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Long-Term Care (LTC)

Definition:  A set of health care, personal care and social services required by persons who have lost, or never acquired, some degree of functional capacity (e.g., the chronically ill, aged, disabled, or retarded) in an institution or at home, on a long-term basis.

The term is often used more narrowly to refer only to long-term institutional care such as that provided in nursing homes, homes for the retarded and mental hospitals.

Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, or in various types of facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Most long-term care is custodial care.

Medicare doesn't pay for this type of care if this is the only kind of care a person needs.

However, Medicaid and long-term care insurance plans do provide some coverage for long-term care.

Ambulatory services such home health care, which can also be provided on a long-term basis, are seen as alternatives to long-term institutional care.

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HEALTH TERM - LTC

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Long-Term Care (LTC)

Definition:  A set of health care, personal care and social services required by persons who have lost, or never acquired, some degree of functional capacity (e.g., the chronically ill, aged, disabled, or retarded) in an institution or at home, on a long-term basis.

The term is often used more narrowly to refer only to long-term institutional care such as that provided in nursing homes, homes for the retarded and mental hospitals.

Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, or in various types of facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Most long-term care is custodial care.

Medicare doesn't pay for this type of care if this is the only kind of care a person needs.

However, Medicaid and long-term care insurance plans do provide some coverage for long-term care.

Ambulatory services such home health care, which can also be provided on a long-term basis, are seen as alternatives to long-term institutional care.

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