Resource: CMS Releases New Resource to Prevent All Cause Harm in Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center have produced a Change Package to prevent all cause harm in nursing homes. In response to a 2014 Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report on adverse events in skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and as part of CMS’s focus on raising awareness of nursing … Read More

Report: Medicare Advantage’s New Supplemental Benefit: Plan Views and Responses

Date: November 2018 There is a general lack of financial resources, beyond the Medicaid program, to help individuals with complex care needs afford non-medical services and supports to remain independent in their homes and communities and avoid expensive hospital admissions and/or institutionalization.  A promising start to covering this type of care through Medicare was recently enacted in the Bipartisan Budget … Read More

Environmental Scan: Data Resources Available to Determine the LTSS Needs of Working Age Adults with Disabilities

May 14, 2018 Currently, our understanding of the population that needs and uses long-term services and supports (LTSS) is largely derived from studies of people age 65 and older. However, nearly half of all individuals with functional needs are adults younger than 65. This younger population has a wide variety of disabilities and LTSS needs. The Long-Term Quality Alliance, with … Read More

Materials Available from April Technology Summit

On April 9 and 10, LTQA and the AgingWell Hub at Georgetown University hosted a Summit on “Technology Transforming the Experience of Care in the Home.”  This event brought consumers, caregivers, LTSS service providers, payers, and technology and service delivery innovators together to explore opportunities and challenges of transforming in-home care through the use of technology. To access presentation slides, Summit … Read More

Report: Data Sources on LTSS Needs and Service Use of Adults with Disabilities Under Age 65

Release Date: February 2018 The Long-Term Quality Alliance, with support from The Commonwealth Fund, interviewed fourteen experts in the field of data and research related to adults under age 65 with disabilities.  These interviews served as the first phase of a project to develop recommendations for data collection that will assist policy-makers in addressing the long-term service and support (LTSS) … Read More