G. Lawrence Atkins LTSS Policy and Research Fellowship Program (“Atkins Fellowship”)

LTQA is pleased to announce the G. Lawrence Atkins LTSS Policy and Research Fellowship (Atkins Fellowship) with LTQA and the affiliated National MLTSS Health Plan Association. The Atkins Fellowship is an opportunity for graduate students with a demonstrated interest in Medicare, Medicaid and/or long-term services and supports (LTSS) to gain experience in advancing LTSS policy through research, policy analysis, and … Read More

Medicare Advantage RFI Response

LTQA and ATI Advisory have responded to CMS’ request for information (RFI) on Medicare Advantage. We appreciate CMS’ efforts to explore how to better support MA beneficiaries with serious, chronic conditions and functional needs and advance equity through this RFI. Our comments on this RFI draw from our extensive research on non-medical supplemental benefits as well as our engagements with … Read More

Webinar: Direct Care Workforce Solutions

LTQA held a webinar on direct care workforce solutions on July 26, from 2-3 pm ET. The long-term care sector is facing a crisis in the supply of direct care workers, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased need and demand for services in the home is fueling a workforce shortage, which is having a direct effect on the ability of … Read More

LTQA Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Advance Integrated Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries

LTQA is pleased to endorse the Advancing Integration in Medicare and Medicaid Act (AIM Act), a bipartisan bill to require states to develop a strategy for integrating and coordinating health benefits for full-benefit dually eligible beneficiaries. On May 19, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing focused on senior mental health and integrated care during which Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and … Read More

Policy Report and Event Recording: Policy Recommendations for Congress to Advance New Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage

Based on several years of research tracking the initial implementation and progress of Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) in Medicare Advantage, a new policy report from LTQA and ATI Advisory outlines three policy recommendations for Congress to advance supplemental benefits for Medicare beneficiaries with complex care needs. Broadly, these include modifying eligibility criteria for SSBCI, incentivizing plans … Read More

Upcoming Virtual Briefing on 5/17: The Future of New Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage

Join LTQA and ATI Advisory, with support from The SCAN Foundation, for a virtual briefing, “Fulfilling the Promise of the CHRONIC Care Act: The Future of New Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage,” on Tuesday, May 17, from 2-3:30 pm ET. Featuring our latest policy recommendations for Congress, this briefing will serve as an important public gathering of influential stakeholders from … Read More