Toward a Model Long-Term Services and Supports System: State Policy Elements

In response to a new Federal initiative to improve the U.S. long-term services and supports (LTSS) system, this commentary discusses an array of policies and practices that could potentially improve LTSS provision by shifting from institutional to community-based services, increasing equity across populations, offering consumers more choice and control, improving conditions for workers and caregivers, […]

Twenty-First Century Medicaid: The Final Managed Care Rule

With enrollment reaching 74 percent of all beneficiaries, it is clear that managed care has become the standard organizing mechanism for a Medicaid program whose welfare roots are behind it and that now functions as a principal source of public insurance. Given this broad national policy direction, a strong yet flexible regulatory framework for Medicaid […]

Georgetown Report on Florida’s Long Term Care Medicaid Waiver

Florida’s 2011 Managed Care Legislation, HB 7107, established “Medicaid Managed Care,” a new statewide managed care program for all covered services. The program is expected to control Medicaid program costs by using a capitated rather than fee-for-service payment model. Two separate components are anticipated for  the new program: the Florida Long-Term Care Managed Care program, slated […]

Financial and Administrative Alignment Demonstrations for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Compared: States with Memoranda of Understanding Approved by CMS

Using authority in the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has launcheddemonstrations that seek to improve care and control costs for people who are dually eligible for Medicare andMedicaid. Nearly 355,000 beneficiaries in nine states are enrolled in these demonstrations as of June, 2015. Implemented beginning in July 2013, the […]