Start: July 2017

Funder: The SCAN Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund

In an evolving policy and fiscal environment, states are considering how to use Medicaid waiver and demonstration flexibilities to support improvements in care for beneficiaries. New opportunities may encourage more states to craft reforms to their Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) programs, which support older adults and people with disabilities and also drive a signification portion of state Medicaid spending.

In Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment, supported by The SCAN Foundation and the Milbank Memorial Fund, the Center for Health Care Strategies and Manatt Health are creating a state Medicaid LTSS reform toolkit that will detail state strategies and best practices for strengthening LTSS.

In addition to disseminating the toolkit nationally and sharing it directly with key Medicaid stakeholders, the project will work with select states committed to pursuing comprehensive LTSS reform by providing technical assistance in designing or adapting strategies outlined in the toolkit.