ADvancing States Publishes Report on CBO Readiness for MLTSS

ADvancing States has published a new report, "Community-Based Organizations and MLTSS: An Issue Brief to Assess CBO Readiness." As almost half of the States have implemented Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) programs, community-based organizations (CBOs), such as Area Agencies on Aging and Centers for Independent Living, will be significantly impacted. At the 2013 HCBS conference, ADvancing States, with support from the SCAN Foundation, held a day-long intensive to discuss these impacts. The resulting report outlines five discrete roles that CBOs are well-suited to play in MLTSS programs, using as a reference point CMS' 2013 guidance on MLTSS program design and implementation. CBOs are advised to consider a few key questions when assessing the feasibility of taking on new or expanded  roles in MLTSS programs.   

Case studies on ombudsman programs and care/service coordination - also culled from the 2013 MLTSS intensive - are provided in separate documents. The ombudsman case studies highlight activities in Wisconsin, Hawaii, and Minnesota, while the care/service coordination case studies discuss CBO experiences in Massachusetts and Ohio.

News date: 
Friday, December 19, 2014