The MLTSS institute is a collaboration between ADvancing States members and national Medicaid health plans intended to drive improvements in key MLTSS policy issues, facilitate sharing and learning among states, and provide direct and intensive technical assistance to states and health plans.
All three focus areas of the Institute include the common themes of: 1) building state agency capacity; 2) fostering innovation at the state level; and 3) providing a feedback loop to the federal policy dialogue.
ADvancing States and CHCS Release Brief on Using Data to Further Dual Eligible Integration
ADvancing States is pleased to announce the release of a new issue brief, De-Mystifying Data: How Medicare Data Can Support Medicaid Agencies, developed in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). This issue brief is the latest publication from the MLTSS Institute, which was established in 2016 to drive improvements in key MLTSS policy areas, facilitate sharing and learning among states, and provide direct and intensive technical assistance to states and health plans. This issue brief is the third of three to be published in 2019-2020 focused on aspects of delivering effective care to individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dually eligible individuals).
Only about 2/3 of states have undertaken any activity to better integrate care for dually eligible individuals as they face a number of barriers to implementing integrated care programs. This issue brief provides a primer on the ways that Medicare data can help states better deliver care to dually eligible individuals; it also details information about data sources and other resources available to help obtain and analyze Medicare data.
ADvancing States hopes that this issue brief will provide concise information to state agencies on the types and uses of data that can help to bring the Medicare and Medicaid programs together for dually eligible beneficiaries in a thoughtful way.
As part of the MLTSS Institute, ADvancing States can provide intensive, state-specific consulting on a wide range of MLTSS issues. These may include:
- Presentations to state leadership, legislators and providers on national MLTSS trends and implications for state agencies on implementation and oversight.
- Serving as a national subject matter expert in meetings with key advisory boards and taskforces in the community to chart short- and long-term planning objectives.
- Reviewing and providing feedback on quality strategies/measures.
- Writing or editing state’s managed care authority documents (SPAs or waivers), MLTSS RFPs or MCO contracts.
- Developing and/or reviewing MCO readiness review tools and recommendations for addressing MLTSS program elements, including participation on readiness reviews if requested.
MLTSS Institute Advisory Board Members:
|Sharon Alexander||Amerihealth Caritas Family of Companies||President, Long-Term Services and Supports|
|Catherine Anderson||UnitedHealthcare Community and State||Senior Vice President, Policy & Strategy|
|Michelle Bentzien-Purrington||Molina Healthcare, Inc.||Vice President, Long-Term Services and Supports|
|Joshua Boynton||Aetna Better Living- Aetna Medicaid||Vice President|
|Laura Chaise||Centene Corporation||Vice President, Long-Term Services and Supports and Medicare-Medicaid Plans|
|Curtis Cunningham||Wisconsin Department of Health Services||Assistant Administrator, Long Term Care Benefits and Programs|
|Kathleen Dougherty||Delaware Department of Health and Social Services||Chief, Managed Care Operations|
|Merrill Friedman||Anthem, Inc.||Sr. Director, Disability Policy Engagement|
|Dara Johnson||Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System Administration||Program Development Officer|
|Patti Killingsworth||Tennessee Bureau of Tenncare||Chief, Long Term Services and Supports|
|Eunice Medina||Florida Agency for Health Care Administration||Chief, Bureau of Plan Management Operations|
|Karla Warren||Ohio Department of Medicaid||Integrated Care Manager|