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Health Care Financ Rev. 2006 Fall;28(1):103-16.

Medication use among Medicaid users of home and community-based services.

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RTI International. shinogle@umd.edu

Abstract

This study examines factors associated with access to medications for older persons and younger adults with physical disabilities who use Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). Using data from a six-State survey, we find the large majority of this population receives the medications it needs and has needed assistance in taking these drugs. However, 6.3 percent of this population reports unmet medication needs with financial access listed as the primary reason. Lack of transportation increases the probability of unmet need, while increased satisfaction with paid help lowers this probability. This study highlights the need to study the interaction of Medicaid, social services programs, and financial barriers for this disabled population.

PMID:
17290671
PMCID:
PMC4194969
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