Long Term Care Discussion Group
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The Long Term Care Discussion Group

A voluntary independent group that meets solely for the purpose
of educating the policy community on all facets of long term care

 Medicare Advantage Expansion into Personal Care & LTSS
  Speaker:  Dr. Larry Atkins

APRIL 23, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Academy Health
Connect 1 Conference Room
1666 K Street NW, Suite 1100 | Washington, DC 20006

DIAL IN: DIAL IN: 1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 498-033-109

You must RSVP for attendance for in person or by telephone.
Please see instructions below 
The CHRONIC Care Act of 2018 and new federal guidelines provide flexibility for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to offer supplemental benefits that are non-medical and targeted to members with specific chronic conditions and functional needs.  This means that within the submarket of 20 million Medicare beneficiaries that are in MA plans (representing one-third of all Medicare beneficiaries), those with the most complex care needs will potentially have access to some long term services and supports (LTSS)-type benefits through their MA plan.  As of 2019, just under 600 of the more than 2,000 MA plans are offering some type of LTSS benefit including personal care services, supportive care, dementia care support, caregiver support programs, and others.  This session explores the potential value and the limitations of this approach, specifics of what MA plans are providing, the types of care needs they are serving and what this means for the LTC industry and policy.
 Larry Atkins, PhD, is Executive Director of the National MLTSS Health Plan Association in Washington DC.  He was, until recently, Executive Director of the Long-Term Quality Alliance.  Additional biographical information is available

RSVP to ltcdiscussiongroup@gmail.com.   Please indicate whether you will attend by phone or in person.  
RSVP in advance is required for admittance due to building security.

The meeting materials (once available) will be posted at:  http://www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org under PRESENTATION MATERIALS.
Telephone dial-in information is provided above and at the website under Save the Date.
Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs:
Susan Coronel, John Cutler, Melissa Favreault, Wendy Fox-Grage,
Ruth Katz, Karl Polzer, and Eileen J. Tell
Long Term Care Discussion Group meetings are intended as forums for candid discussion.
Dialogue and comments made during these meetings should be treated as off the record.
For more information about the Long Term Care Discussion Group, and to access materials and information from previous meetings, visit www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org
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