This year has brought a flood of state proposals to move long-term services and supports (LTSS) into managed care systems. As is generally true when managed care is involved, these proposals present both opportunities and hazards. Ideally, service planning and integrated LTSS financing/budgeting will lead to greater options for community-based services. The risk is that service planning will be dominated by managed care organizations unfamiliar with home and community-based services (HCBS) principles, and focused on short-sighted efforts to limit services. This session, jointly presented by the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), will discuss public policy advocacy strategies to protect consumer interests in managed care, introducing and utilizing an LTSS consumer protection checklist developed by NSCLC and DREDF.
Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, NSCLC
Georgia Burke, Directing Attorney, NSCLC
Mary Lou Breslin, Senior Policy Advisor, DREDF
Silvia Yee, Attorney, DREDF
The University of California, San Francisco's Center for Personal Assistance Services will host this webinar which is accessible to individuals who use screen readers; you will only need an updated version of Java on your computer (instructions on how to check for this are in your confirmation e-mail). Real time captioning will also be provided. If you require other accommodations, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 6.