Site Visit

The Medicare and Medicaid Intersection: Caring for Arizona's Seniors
November 12–14, 2002


Nora Super, Lisa Sprague, MBA & Judith D. Moore


This site visit to Phoenix examined the interplay between Medicare and Medicaid and how payment streams and regulatory requirements affect the delivery of health and long-term care services. The visit explored trends related to Medicare+Choice plan participation, physician acceptance of Medicare patients, and care management for individuals with chronic illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease. It also considered Arizona’s capitated Medicaid long-term care program, which recently implemented competitive bidding among plans in Maricopa County.

Related Materials

For details on participants' impressions, see the Site Visit Report.

Other related Forum programming includes "National Spending for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), 2012," (The Basics, March 27, 2014); Forum sessions on Medicaid managed long-term care (April 25, 2008), consumer direction and Money Follows the Person (November 7, 2008), and informal caregiving (September 21, 2007); and reports from the site visits to Wisconsin (Madison and vicinity in August 2007, and Milwaukee in August 2008) and Fairfax, Virginia (March 2007).

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