LTC Services for Non-Veteran Medicaid Enrollees at VA
May 6, 2020
The state recognizes that there are circumstances that impede the return of a resident of a long-term care facility (LTC) to the facility after an acute care hospital stay related to COVID-19. The state, through its Emergency Management Agency, has entered into an engagement with the Veterans Administration (VA) that allows for maximal utilization of VA resources during the pandemic. One dimension of this is the ability for a limited number of non-veteran Medicaid enrollees to receive long-term care services following a hospital stay at one of three Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VAMCs) -- Hines VAMC (Maywood); North Chicago VAMC (North Chicago); or VA Illiana (Danville).
The availability of the services for Medicaid enrollees is on a first-come, first-served basis when an individual meets criteria for the services these centers can offer. The patient does not need to be a veteran. For more information, see an IHA fact sheet.