Factors affecting end-of-life care for beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

The Foundation's program, Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization, was designed to support policy analysis, research, evaluation and demonstration projects that will provide public and private decision leaders with usable and timely information on health care policy and financing issues.The purpose of this project is to study the utilization, cost, and access of end-of-life care for beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, the study will examine variation in these factors among state Medicaid programs and the impact on the delivery of end-of-life care. It would explore a series of questions addressing: (1) demographics, service use, and expenditures; (2) hospice and long-term care; (3) hospital, physician, and other acute care service; and (4) pharmaceutical drugs. The objectives of this study are to provide the data necessary for a review of state and federal policies addressing current end-of-life care; to educate policy makers and practitioners about key factors impacting access to and financing of care at the end of life; and to inform Medicaid officials about options for future funding in light of current end-of-life service use.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $305,468.00

Awarded on: 9/27/2002

Time frame: 10/1/2002 - 6/30/2005

Grant Number: 46797


Urban Institute

2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20037-1207


Korbin Liu
Project Director