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Among people eligible for Medicaid but not Medicare, long-term care residents are most likely to be among the costliest beneficiaries for a state, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Investigators based their analysis on fiscal year 2009 government data, such as from the Medicaid Statistical Information System. Beneficiaries whose total Medicaid charges were within the top 5% of the state’s total expenditures were defined as the “high-expenditure” group.

Residents of long-term care facilities had a 24% probability of being in the high-expenditure group, the analysts found. Those with HIV/AIDS had the second-highest probability (20.8%), followed by those with disabilities.

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