Long Term Care
Securing the Future: Report of the Massachusetts Long-Term Care Financing Advisory Committee
The Massachusetts Long-Term Care Financing Advisory Committee has released its report, Securing the Future, recommending reforms to the ways individuals, families and the Commonwealth pay for long-term care services and supports. CHLE's senior staff established the overall framework and provided the analytic research to support the work of the Committee.
Governor Deval Patrick’s Long-Term Care Financing Advisory Committee was convened in January 2009 by the Massachusetts Executive Offices of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and Elder Affairs (EOEA). Throughout this 18-month process, senior staff provided significant research and analysis to support the Committee's vision of universal access to basic financial protection for Massachusetts residents with long-term services and supports needs. The Committee's goal was to identify strategic options for the future financing of care for elders and individuals with disabilities in Massachusetts.
Assisting Rhode Island on its Global Medicaid Waiver
Senior staff assisted Rhode Island Medicaid officials with the Rhode Island Global Consumer Choice Compact 1115 Waiver Demonstration (Global Waiver) which established a new Federal-State agreement that provided the State with substantially greater flexibility than was available under existing program guidelines. Approved in SFY '09, the State used the additional flexibility afforded by the Global Waiver to redesign the State's Medicaid Program that provided cost-effective services to ensure beneficiaries receive the appropriate serivces in the least restrictive and most appropriate setting.
The Global Waiver had three major program goals: to re-balance the publicly funded long-term care system; to ensure all Medicaid beneficiaries have access to a medical home; and to implement payment and purchasing strategies that ensure a sustainable, cost-effective program.