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 provides a national overview of MLTSS programs and an update on the state of the knowledge base on the effectiveness of these programs. Leaders of two state programs present: 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 describes their company’s approach and outlook, followed by a panel discussion.
At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:
- Describe Managed Long Term Services and Supports programs and the goals they help states achieve;
- Discuss two state MLTSS programs and the industry perspective; and
- Identify gaps in the knowledge base for MLTSS programs.