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Long-Term Quality Alliance

Overview

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.  

This webinar will provide a national overview of MLTSS programs and an update on the state of the knowledge base on the effectiveness of these programs.  We will then hear from leaders of two state programs: Tennessee, which has a long track record of Medicaid managed care and was an early adopter of MLTSS and Pennsylvania, which is launching its first MLTSS program in 2018.  One of the leading MCOs will describe their company’s approach and outlook, followed by a panel discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to describe Managed Long Term Services and Supports programs and the goals they help states achieve;
  • Attendees will be able to discuss two state MLTSS programs and the industry perspective; and
  • Attendees will be able to identify gaps in the knowledge base for MLTSS programs.

Speakers

Howard B. Degenholtz
Presenter

Howard B. Degenholtz

Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management - University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Degenholtz is a gerontologist and health services researcher with experience studying quality of life in l... Read Bio

Camille Dobson, M.A.
Presenter

Camille Dobson, M.A.

Deputy Executive Director - National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

Ms. Dobson provides intensive technical assistance to states seeking to implement or improve their Managed Lon... Read Bio

Kevin Hancock, M.A.
Presenter

Kevin Hancock, M.A.

Acting Deputy Secretary - Office of Long Term Living, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Kevin Hancock is the Acting Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of... Read Bio

 Patti Killingsworth
Presenter

Patti Killingsworth

Assistant Commissioner, Chief of Long Term Services & Supports - Bureau of TennCare

Patti Killingsworth is an Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of TennCare, and the Chief of Long Term Servic... Read Bio