Reforming Medicaid’s Long-Term Care (LTC) System

Aspirations Versus Reality and How States Can Bridge the Gap

Medicaid is the single largest payer for healthcare services in every state. With nearly 10 million people enrolling in 2014 alone, total enrollment now tops 68 million. But Medicaid is not just undergoing soaring growth. It’s also experiencing unprecedented change, fueled by its expanding ranks of participants, as well as new federal dollars available to encourage innovation.

What are the top trends shaping Medicaid’s reinvention? How are they contributing to achieving health reform’s goals of improving quality and access while cutting costs? What can you expect over the coming year—and into the future? Learn the answers at Manatt’s new two-part webinar series, “Medicaid Trends to Watch: Driving Transformation in 2015 and Beyond.” Join us to explore Medicaid’s critical role in connecting millions of Americans to healthcare.

With long-term services and supports (LTSS) representing more than a third of annual Medicaid expenditures, hear how states are beginning to think about LTC reform. Learn how far states have come in adopting new care delivery models for LTC populations and linking Medicaid payments for these populations to performance, outcomes and cost containment. Find out why managed LTSS, though still small, is likely to proliferate in 2015. Discover the opportunities and challenges around dual-eligible demonstrations—and the reasons they are expected to grow, even though existing demonstrations have not met enrollment targets. Explore initiatives, such as Money Follows the Person that seek to rebalance utilization and spending toward home- and community-based care rather than institutions.

Additional Presenter:
Carol Raphael, Senior Advisor

This webinar is the first session in the two-part webinar series, Medicaid Trends to Watch: Driving Transformation in 2015 and Beyond. To check out the next session, click here.

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