Tuesday, August 13, 2013
One of the realities of Medicaid funding is the move towards "managed care models" for long-term services and supports (LTSS), a move that raises eyebrows (and perhaps alarm flags) for a whole host of stakeholders, especially on the issues of protecting consumer choice and continuity of care.
AARP Public Policy Institute's commissioned study of these concerns was released in July 2013, based on analysis of contract provisions in 14 states and implementration practices in three states, Kansas, New York and Wisconsin. The study's findings suggest early strategies for effective transition to managed care for Medicaid LTSS, including the importance of both careful oversight and flexibility.
Hat tip to Alissa Halperin, both for her role on this study and in bringing the report to our attention.