Announcement: LTQA Summer Events Series

We’re pleased to share more information about our summer virtual event series! Webinar: Advancing Self-Direction in LTSS: Empowering Individuals and Mitigating the Direct Care Workforce Crisis Date: July 16, 2024 1-2pm ET Self-direction is a model of LTSS delivery that empowers older adults and people with disabilities to decide for themselves how, when, and from whom they receive services and … Read More

Webinar: Advancing Self-Direction in LTSS: Empowering Individuals and Mitigating the Direct Care Workforce Crisis

Event Date: July 16, 2024 1-2 PM ET Speakers: Self-direction is a model of LTSS delivery that empowers older adults and people with disabilities to decide for themselves how, when, and from whom they receive services and supports. Self-direction enrollment has increased by 23% since 2019, accelerated in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, and this expansion has played a part … Read More

Member Discussion: Lessons Learned from State Implementation of ARPA HCBS Spending Plans

Title: Member Discussion: Lessons Learned from State Implementation of ARPA HCBS Spending Plans Event date: July 23, 2024 1-2 PM ET Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) authorized an unprecedented federal investment in Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). States that wished to access these funds had to act within a short timeframe to identify and implement … Read More

Member Discussion: Demystifying the 2025 MAPD Final Rule

Title: Member Discussion: Demystifying the 2025 MAPD Final Rule Event date: May 14, 2024 1-2 PM ET Speakers: In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates the Medicare Advantage Program, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program (Part D), Medicare Cost Plan Program, the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and … Read More

Member Discussion: Understanding the DUALS Act of 2024

Title: Member Discussion: Understanding the DUALS Act of 2024 Event date: April 18, 2024 Speakers: Dually eligible individuals account for a disproportionate share of Medicare and Medicaid spending – comprising 19% and 14% of all Medicare and Medicaid enrollees, but 34% of total Medicare spending and 30% of total Medicaid spending. While integrated care delivery systems have advanced significantly over … Read More

Member Discussion: The Strategic Plan for Aging Act and 2024 OAA Reauthorization Priorities

Title: Member Discussion: The Strategic Plan for Aging Act and 2024 OAA Reauthorization Priorities Event date: March 2024 LTQA endorsed the landmark Strategic Plan for Aging Act introduced by Senators Gillibrand (D-NY) and Casey (D-PA). This bill would create a new, nationwide grant program under the Older Americans Act (OAA) to incentivize and support states’ efforts to create their own … Read More

Webinar: Supporting Individual Needs in Medicare Advantage: How Can We Build the Evidence Base?

Event Date: February 2, 2024 1:00-2:00 PM ET Speakers: On February 2, LTQA, ATI Advisory, and The SCAN Foundation held a webinar to explore the current landscape of nonmedical supplemental benefits in Medicare Advantage (MA) and how these new benefits are delivering value for beneficiaries, plans, and policymakers. Featuring Sarita Mohanty, President and CEO of The SCAN Foundation, and Purva … Read More