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The Long-Term Care Partnership Program (Partnership), administered by the Department of Community Health in collaboration with the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance and the Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services, provides an alternative to spending down or transferring assets by forming a partnership between Medicaid and private long-term care insurers.
The project’s goal is to transition more than 2,600 Medicaid long-term care Georgians by December 2018 from institutional settings to the community primarily through use of Georgia’s Medicaid waiver programs – the Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP).
Medicaid Long-Term Services aenable eligible Georgians to live in the setting most appropriate for their needs – nursing facilities, their own home or a caregiver’s home.
Estate recovery is a program, required by federal law, whereby Medicaid members with qualified assets reimburse the taxpayers for long term care and home and community-based services provided through Medicaid. Funds are recovered from the member's estate, after death, for the cost of these services.
Waiver programs help people who are elderly or have disabilities and need help to live in their home or community instead of an institution such as a nursing home or ICF-MR. Each program offers several "core" services: