Long Term Services and Supports

A system in which people with disabilities and chronic conditions have choice, control and access to a full array of quality services that assure optimal outcomes, such as independence, health and quality of life.

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Past Events

January 24, 2024

This event featured an analysis of potential health policy priorities at both state and federal levels for this upcoming election year, and provided a review of major legislative milestones from 2023 and their potential implications for 2024.

June 17, 2022

Download a summary of this event » Home and community-based services (HCBS) is a subset of long-term services and supports (LTSS) that allows patients to receive health services in their home or a local setting rather than a typically higher-cost institutional setting. Offerings include intensive, round-the-clock care through more wrap-around services such as caregiver support, home-delivered […]

January 28, 2022

This event was Part III of the Alliance’s Health Policy Roundup and 2022 Forecast series.  Download a summary of this event » While significant attention has been paid to shifts in national health policy, it is equally important to understand the promise, tradeoffs, and impacts on various stakeholders that state policies have demonstrated. Within the […]

July 27, 2021

Download an overview of this event for easy sharing » Persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are among the highest need populations in either program. However, a lack of coordination between these programs makes it difficult for individuals enrolled in both to navigate between the two, and adds to the overall cost of both programs. […]

November 6, 2020

Download an overview of this event for easy sharing » The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionately negative impact on both low-income communities and seniors in the U.S. As the acute effects of COVID-19 are continuously felt, and we enter a challenging winter season for health, it is important to consider how best to serve […]

November 18, 2019

  Public Webinar At some point in their lives, roughly 52 percent of individuals turning 65 will require long-term care (LTC), a range of services that assist with the basic personal tasks of everyday life. Individuals of all ages with disabilities are also more likely to demand long-term care supports. At present, there is not […]

August 28, 2019

Public Webinar Health care has remained a leading issue in the 116th Congress and bipartisan momentum is growing around several key priorities. This fall, the House and Senate are poised to consider legislation surrounding drug pricing, surprise out-of-network billing, and various health care “extenders,” among other topics. With the 2020 presidential election cycle approaching, attention […]

February 26, 2018

Public More than 12 million Americans receive long term services and supports, and as the population continues to age, this number is only projected to grow. Medicaid is the single largest payer of LTSS. Efforts to deliver Medicaid LTSS through managed care arrangements and, whenever possible, in the home and community are becoming increasingly common throughout […]

February 23, 2018

  Public event Immunizations are a lifesaving and cost-effective intervention that can radically reduce the transmission of potentially debilitating diseases such as flu, shingles, pneumonia, and measles. Despite high rates of childhood vaccination, adult vaccination rates in the U.S. remain low. However, the immune system deteriorates with age, leaving older adults more susceptible to many vaccine-preventable […]

November 9, 2017

This was the third panel as part of the half-day summit on the Future of the Health Care Workforce summit. This panel focused on how the health care workforce can be educated and trained to deliver high-value care to the elderly. Panelists addressed how stress, low salary, and limited employee benefits have affected the direct-care workforce and potential solutions […]

November 9, 2017

This half-day summit, the third in a series of three, examined many factors that affect the current state of the health care workforce. The summit consisted of three panels and two keynote speakers: Emerging Health Workforce Issues in Times of System Transformation This keynote explored how many health care professions role are changing in the new […]

September 15, 2017

The opioid addiction crisis has thrown a spotlight on the physical and behavioral health issues surrounding chronic pain. This briefing, part of our Future of Health Care Summit Series, examined innovative non-pharmacologic models to address chronic pain, including among the military and veteran population and through state Medicaid and safety net programs. Ben Miller, Well […]

Toolkits

Health Care Workforce: Direct Care

In the move to increase access and coverage while enhancing the value of the health care dollar, the direct care workforce provides an important contribution to coordinated care in a high quality system. This toolkit, co-written by Bill Erwin and Deanna Okrent of the Alliance, aims to provide an array of resources and perspectives that […]

Long-Term Services and Supports Toolkit: Changes and Challenges in Financing and Delivery

The aging of the baby boomers and the increase in the number of old-old persons (those 85 and older) are predictors for the increasing need for long-term services and supports (LTSS). Among persons age 65 and over, an estimated 70 percent will use LTSS. A new Alliance for Health Reform toolkit, “Long-Term Services and Supports: […]

Sourcebook Chapters

Formal and informal aid that focuses on those who are unable to take care of themselves due to age, disability or illness.

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