Announcement: Introducing our Summer 2024 Atkins Fellows!

LTQA and the MLTSS Association are pleased to introduce our Summer 2024 Atkins Fellows, Anhthi Luong and Vandana Dronadula. Anhthi recently graduated with a Master of Public Health with a focus on Comparative Effectiveness Outcomes Research from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. Anhthi brings extensive experience in clinical research and public health consulting, having worked with a diverse … Read More

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

Announcement: Strategic Framework for the National Plan on Aging 2024 Released

We are thrilled to see that LTQA research and recommendations have been included in the Strategic Framework for the National Plan on Aging 2024. We are honored to have contributed to this vital effort by leading the 30 stakeholder interviews as part of the community engagement initiative. The Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2020 created an Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) … 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

Announcement: LTQA CEO Mary Kaschak Appointed to ACL’s Direct Care Workforce Strategies Center Advisory Committee

We are delighted to announce that LTQA’s CEO, Mary Kaschak, has been selected to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Direct Care Workforce (DCW) Strategies Center. In her role on the Advisory Committee, Ms. Kaschak will draw on insights from LTQA members and research, including a recent LTQA  landscape scan of data resources 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

Announcement: Welcoming Brendan Flinn to the LTQA Board of Directors!

We are pleased to welcome Brendan Flinn, Director of LTSS at the AARP Public Policy Institute, to the LTQA Board of Directors! Brendan brings a wealth of experience in long-term services and supports (LTSS) and home and community-based services (HCBS) policy to his position on the Board. At the AARP Public Policy Institute, Brendan works on LTSS issues, including policy … Read More

Announcement: Now Accepting G. Lawrence Atkins LTSS Policy and Research Fellow Applications!

Join Us as Our Next G. Lawrence Atkins LTSS Policy and Research Fellow! Are you a graduate student passionate about Medicare, Medicaid, or long-term services and supports (LTSS)? Our Atkins Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to delve into LTSS policy through research, policy analysis, and engagement with diverse stakeholders. We welcome applications for both full-time, 10-week summer fellowships and part-time … Read More