Managed Care Expansion in Long-Term Services and Supports

Initial Stakeholder Feedback Report from Rutgers

Rutgers Center for State HealthThe Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) has released “Initial Stakeholder Feedback on Implementation of the Managed Care Expansion in Long-Term Services and Supports.”

This report draws on interviews with stakeholders along with observation of meetings and review of both published and unpublished materials relating to New Jersey’s implementation of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).

Interviewed stakeholders included state officials, provider and advocacy associations, agencies that work with consumers, and staff from managed care organizations. Multiple themes found in the interviews are discussed in detail.

This study is part of a larger evaluation of New Jersey’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver (under section 1115) and was supported by the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

At a time when states are considering how to best organize their systems of long-term services and supports and many are moving toward managed care, this report can provide insight into the perspectives of various stakeholders on the key considerations in such transitions.

Click here for the full report.