National Council on Medicaid Home Care Reports on Most Recent MACPAC Public Meeting on Long-Term Services and Supports
The National Council on Medicaid Home Care – a NAHC affiliate – policy director Michelle Martin recently attended the latest public meeting of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (“MACPAC”). The Commissioners heard a panel on assessments in long-term services and supports (“LTSS”) titled “Assessment of Need for Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports.” The panel was introduced by MACPAC Senior Analyst Angela Lello and included three presenters:
- Lisa Alecxih, Senior Vice President, The Lewin Group
- Charles Moseley, Associate Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
- Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Legal Director and Director of Programs, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
The goal of the panel was to highlight the role that functional assessments play in service planning, and eligibility determinations, and how assessments are used to identify individuals with LTSS needs. The chapter on LTSS that will be included in MACPAC’s June 2014 report to Congress is intended to be only foundational, instead of including recommendations for Congress. However, the MACPAC staff offered the panel regardless so that Commissioners would have a greater understanding of the role Medicaid plays in providing LTSS.