AARP Releases MLTSS Report
August 26, 2013 09:23 AM
In July, AARP released a report entitled Consumer Choices and Continuity of Care in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Emerging Practices and Lessons (The Report). The Report discussed major contract review provisions, findings, and lessons learned by stakeholders both with regard to consumer choices and continuity of care in managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS).
The Report also discussed the implementation of consumer choices and continuity of care provisions in Kansas, New York, and Wisconsin during transition periods, and associated contract review provisions and emerging practices in those states.
The emerging practices highlighted in the Report demonstrate that MLTSS continues to evolve, and providers are encouraged to take part in this process. Specifically, the National Council on Medicaid Home Care – a NAHC affiliate - advises home care providers in states transitioning to MLTSS to advocate for:
Technical support for billing
Uniform billing practices across MCOs
Prohibition of exclusive provider agreements and,
Intensive monitoring of MLTSS implementation to ensure that providers receive payments
The National Council on Medicaid Home Care – a NAHC affiliate - discusses the Report’s findings most relevant to LTSS providers in a recent issue brief. The full brief can be found here.