Overview


AcademyHealth is pleased to contribute to the growing interest in states learning how to approach viable financing options for covering the increasing need for long-term services and supports (LTSS). The LTSS Interest Group has been one of the more active interest groups in helping promote knowledge in and around these sorts of issues.

This webinar will include introductory comments by John Cutler who has been involved with various state reform efforts, with Melinda Becker of the National Governors Association then providing an overview of state-based LTSS activity. We will hear from three states which have taken different approaches: Minnesota, Washington State, and Maryland. These states are not only geographically diverse, but have approached LTSS in different and innovative ways. We will hear from two state administrative officials, LaRhae Knatterud of Minnesota’s Department of Human Services, and Bea Rector from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. We will also hear from Sally Leimbach, one of the members of Maryland’s effort to find and highlight potential long term care solutions. As reactant, we are delighted to have Anne Montgomery, Deputy Director of the Altarum Institute. 

Learning Objectives


At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Introduce the topic of LTSS financing reform and place it in context.
  • Provide a general overview of state reform efforts over the past several years.
  • Provide a more in-depth look at three very different state approaches to this.
  • Stimulate audience discussion of key issues on the topic of LTSS financing reform.

Speaker List


Speakers:

John cutler headshot
Member, Presenter

John Cutler, J.D.

Senior Fellow - National Academy of Social Insurance

John Cutler is both a Senior Fellow for National Academy of Social Insurance as well as a special advisor to t... Read Bio

Melinda Becker Headshot
Presenter

Melinda Becker, M.S.

Program Director - National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

Melinda Becker is a program director in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Cent... Read Bio

LaRhae Knatterud Headshot
Presenter

LaRhae Knatterud, M.A.P.A.

Director of Aging Transformation - Minnesota Department of Human Services

LaRhae Knatterud is currently Director of Aging Transformation for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Read Bio

Bea Rector Headshot
Presenter

Bea Rector, M.P.A.

Director - Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Bea Rector is the Director of the Home and Community Services (HCS) Division within the Aging and Long-Term Su... Read Bio

Reactant:

Anne Montgomery headshot
Member, Presenter

Anne Montgomery, M.S.

Deputy Director - Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness

Anne Montgomery is Deputy Director at Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness. Read Bio