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Collaborating to Address HCBS Workforce Challenges in MLTSS Programs
The growing use of home and community based services (HCBS) —in lieu of institutional services—has increased demand for direct care workers. Community-based organizations and states alike have identified direct care workforce challenges as a major issue today; demographic changes on the horizon are poised to exacerbate this problem. Developing an adequate workforce is difficult across the country, but states with managed long term services and supports (MLTSS) programs have an additional tool with which to address this challenge as they can use managed care contracts to establish expectations, or in some cases, requirements for their managed care plans’ role in this effort.
The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) and Sage Squirrel Consulting, LLC discusses the pressures on the direct care workforce and how states and their managed care plans are developing and/or implementing workforce development strategies in a recent report titled ‘HCBS Workforce Challenges in MLTSS Programs’ .
Join the HCBS Business Acumen Center on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 12:30 – 1:30P Eastern as Camille Dobson, Deputy Director at the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities and Debbie Pierson and Yonda Snyder, partners at Sage Squirrel Consulting discuss this report including the challenges and promising practices such as accessibility and use of data in addressing workforce challenges via network adequacy, rates and reimbursement and quality.
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