Tag Archives: Long Term Services & Supports

  • The ACA provided states with a roadmap towards making health insurance coverage for most children and their families a reality. The significant changes made to Medicaid and CHIP’s eligibility and enrollment processes to align with the new health insurance marketplaces fulfill the ACA’s vision for a seamless “no wrong door” system for accessing coverage. However, […]

    May 7, 2013 | Filed under: Uncategorized
  • By Scott Holladay March 2013 The goal of evidence-based supported employment is to place individuals with serious mental illness in real, competitive jobs. This evidence–based practice (EBP) is highly effective, resulting in competitive employment at nearly three times the rate of other vocational services.[1] Studies comparing supported employment with day treatment have shown similar results.[2] […]

    March 5, 2013 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • 10/10/2013 3:30pm Speakers: Alan Weil Dawn Lambert Diane Justice Jay Yedziniak Jennifer Vermeer The ACA enacted new Medicaid financing authorities that states can adopt to finance long term services and supports. In this session, we will hear from three state officials who are working to implement the Balancing Incentives Program, the Community First Choice Option, […]

    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference
  • 10/11/2013 8:45am Speakers: Brian Burwell Gail Propsom Jami Snyder Marc Gold States are rapidly adopting managed care as their financing and delivery system for long term services and supports (LTSS). A researcher will discuss national trends, and present findings of a study on the impact of managed care on direct service providers. State speakers from […]

    February 12, 2013 | Filed under: 2013 Conference
  • This report highlights What states have been doing to reduce their expenditures on long term care while maintaining access to needed services. In our analysis of the major strategies employed by the states we found that they fell into several categories: (1) Delivery system activities include strategies to reduce or control the number of nursing […]

  • Although the debate over Medicare reform has had significant public exposure, the proposed cuts in Medicaid have received little attention. Yet these cuts could seriously impact the lives of millions of elderly citizens and their families. Medicare has done an admirable job of providing coverage for physician and hospital care, however, it does not provide […]

    May 10, 2012 | Filed under: Long Term and Chronic Care, Medicaid, Publications
  • States have demonstrated that it is possible to improve care for the elderly and contain costs at the same time. Notable examples of this success are the creative home- and community-based waiver and state-funded programs operating in Wisconsin, Oregon and Washington, which have shown that people who are nursing home certifiable can be given the […]

    April 26, 2012 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Publications
  • A recent addition to the array of long-term care services, assisted living combines the medical aspects of long-term care with a model of supported housing and social services. Definitions of asisted living vary and sometimes the services provided overlap with other models: board and care, personal care homes, residential care facilities, rest homes and others. […]

    April 25, 2012 | Filed under: Publications
  • The Study Group on Long Term Care Options in Maine is a group of interested citizens brought together by the National Academy for State Health Policy at the request of the UNUM Foundation to discuss how Maine provides long term care services to people in need. Because all of us could need long term care […]

    April 23, 2012 | Filed under: Publications
  • Federal and state governments play a significant role in strengthening the delivery of primary care, however current efforts have disproportionally been focused on large or multi-specialty  practices. This report examines the roles states are playing to reorganize the delivery of primary and chronic care to produce more efficient and effective care, particularly in small practices. Through […]