States establishing Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs need to ensure that health plans’ provider networks address the diverse needs of Medicaid’s most vulnerable populations. This technical assistance brief presents considerations for provider network development, reviews recent guidance, and offers examples of state practices for establishing MLTSS network adequacy standards.

This brief is a product of CHCS’ Implementing the Roadmaps: Innovations in Long-Term Supports and Services program. Through this initiative, made possible by The SCAN Foundation, CHCS is helping participating states to rebalance and better manage an array of long-term services and supports for Medicaid populations.