Long-term services and supports (LTSS) are vital to millions of Americans. According to a Department of Health & Human Services Research Brief, of persons turning age 65 today, 52 percent will need some form of LTSS in the future. In many cases, the necessary LTSS will be funded through Medicaid. The financing and quality of LTSS often depend upon Medicaid laws and policies. Despite the importance of these laws and policies, they often are not well known among both consumers and aging network professionals. Read More
On May 27, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to update the Medicaid managed care regulations for the first time in over ten years. Comments on the proposed regulations are due Monday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. Your experience working with older adults and/or LTSS means your voice is important in the comment process. Please feel free to use all or any part of the sample comment letter in your comments.
For more on the rule, see Justice in Aging’s issue brief, Medicaid Managed Care Rules: Key Considerations for Aging Advocates. The issue brief breaks down the key areas of importance for older adults and their advocates. This issue brief, and corresponding webinar, explores eight key areas, focusing on what they mean for long-term services and supports and older Medicaid beneficiaries.
March 2014 — A wave of new Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services (MLTSS) programs is sweeping the country and promises to impact the way care is delivered to millions of the nation’s seniors and people with disabilities. Whether this impact is ultimately positive or negative will depend on the details of how these new systems are designed, implemented and held accountable.
The details – while complex and often difficult to grasp – really matter. That is why NSCLC developed the Advocates Library of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Contract Provisions.