LeadingAge's Pathways project outlines seven potential ways to pay for LTSS
Some of these indicators may include demographic characteristics, number of comorbid conditions, levels of disability, informal caregiver characteristics, and utilization of LTSS
With the development of programs, such as the programs described above, that provide long-term services and supports in a managed care setting, CMS has issued guidelines for best practices in providing LTSS
through a 1115 Demonstration or 1915(b) waiver.
Council members recommended that federal funds be made available to support a lead agency in every state to coordinate all available LTSS
provided through various public and private mechanisms.
The council advised that state education agencies and professional organizations include key information about Alzheimer's disease in all curricula for any profession or career track affecting LTSS
, as well as key information about Alzheimer's disease for any staff working in human service agencies.
A number of provisions in the Affordable Care Act aim to expand home and community-based services (HCBS) as an alternative to nursing facility care, including increasing the federal match rate to state Medicaid programs for personal care assistant services (Community First Choice option), expanding Medicaid eligibility for state plan and waiver programs, and enhanced federal matching rates for states to rebalance LTSS
expenditures toward HCBS (Harrington et al.
We are convinced that no real improvements to the current insufficient, disjointed array of LTSS
and financing can be expected without committing significant resources, instituting federal requirements and developing social insurance financing," says Judith Stein, founder and executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy and one of the five commission members issuing the separate recommendations.
offers appraisal, flood insurance, title and closing services, Anderson says.
The current LTSS
system is expanding community options, but not rapidly enough to keep up with growing demand.
Many of these efforts are aimed at increasing Medicaid funding on home and community-based services (HCBS) in an effort to delay or avoid nursing home (NH) placement, and maintaining current non-Medicaid LTSS
funding for the near-poor older adults.
Pennsylvania currently serves more than 130,000 Pennsylvania adults with LTSS
needs in the Medicaid program.
Tenders are invited for King County LTSS
In-Home Case Management Program.