The Growth of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Programs: A 2012 Update
(2012, July). The Growth of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Programs: A 2012 Update. Washington, DC: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services & Truven Health Analytics.
Between January and June 2012, Truven Health Analytics conducted a national environmental scan of Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) for the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The scan included an inventory of all MLTSS programs that had been implemented as of June 2012, and a projection of future programs through January 2014 (p. 1 of report).
Key findings include: MLTSS grew significantly between 2004 and 2012. The number of States with MLTSS programs doubled from 8 to 16, and the number of persons receiving LTSS through managed care programs increased from 105,000 to 389,000.
Most States have incorporated LTSS-specific measures into their quality management programs, though the lack of a nationally endorsed set of measures has resulted in highly unique approaches from State to State.