Managing Long-Term Services and Supports: The Potential for Medicaid Managed Care to Integrate Acute and Long-Term Care
Thursday, May 3 2018
2:30-4:00 PM Eastern Time
In this webinar, sponsored by LTQA and AcademyHealth’s Long-Term Services and Supports Interest Group, we offer a national overview of Managed Long-Term Services and Support (MTLSS) programs and an update on the state of the knowledge base on the effectiveness of these programs.
Twenty-three states have turned to managed care organizations (MCOs) to provide Medicaid financed long-term services and supports as a way to control costs and shift the locus of care away from institutional settings. An additional three states are planning to implement similar programs. These programs, referred to as Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) have been undertaken under several CMS authorities, and vary in terms of the program design and populations covered. However, they all share a common goal of improving the coordination between long-term services and supports and physical and behavioral health care.
Webinar attendees heard from Patti Killingsworth (TN) and Kevin Hancock (PA) as they offered state perspectives on MTLSS. Tennessee has a long track record of Medicaid managed care and was an early adopter of MLTSS and Pennsylvania launched its first MLTSS program in 2018. A representative from a leading managed care organization described their company’s approach and outlook, followed by a panel discussion.
Speakers: Howard B. Degenholtz, University of Pittsburgh; Camille Dobson, M.A., National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities; Merrill Friedman, Anthem, Inc.; Kevin Hancock, M.A., PA Department of Human Services; Patti Killingsworth, Bureau of TennCare; and Paul Saucier, M.A., IBM Watson Health.