Medicare Advantage’s New Supplemental Benefit: Plan Views and Responses

November 14, 2018 There is a general lack of financial resources, beyond the Medicaid program, to help individuals with complex care needs afford non-medical services and supports to remain independent in their homes and communities and avoid expensive hospital admissions and/or institutionalization.  A promising start to covering this type of care through Medicare was recently enacted in the Bipartisan Budget … Read More

Environmental Scan: Data Resources Available to Determine the LTSS Needs of Working Age Adults with Disabilities

May 14, 2018 Currently, our understanding of the population that needs and uses long-term services and supports (LTSS) is largely derived from studies of people age 65 and older. However, nearly half of all individuals with functional needs are adults younger than 65. This younger population has a wide variety of disabilities and LTSS needs. The Long-Term Quality Alliance, with … Read More