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Business Acumen Webinar 1/23: Building the Framework for IDD Quality Measures

January 14, 2019

The HCBS Business Acumen Center presents a webinar on Wednesday, January 23, at 12:30 pm ET.

Register for the webinar.

Medicaid managed care for long term services and supports (MLTSS) is now in use or being considered in over half of the country. Medicaid managed care makes managed care organizations (MCOs) responsible for the delivery of LTSS to older adults and people with physical or intellectual or developmental disabilities. Early implementation often focused on the delivery of care for older adults and people with physical disabilities, leaving a gap in experience for its use with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD).

Approximately 20% of states currently use MLTSS for people with IDD. Since utilization of managed care for people with these disabilities is still relatively low, there is little research about what quality standards should be used for oversight and payment models such as value-based reimbursement for people with IDD. To explore this issue, the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) conducted research informed by focus groups and a symposium of thought leaders to develop a framework of measures to address health, safety, and quality of life.

Join us on Wednesday, January 23, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Eastern as Kathy Carmody, CEO of the Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities describes how quality is used and managed in MLTSS and Carli Friedman, PhD with CQL describes their roadmap for key measures for supporting people with IDD to receive high quality services and supports.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how states, plans, and community-based organizations view value-based reimbursement;
  • Understand what characteristics are defined as key quality indicators for people with IDD; and
  • Understand how your CBO can impact quality.

This one hour webinar is available as part of the Business Acumen for Disabilities Grant provided by the Administration for Community Living to the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities in collaboration with national partners. The HCBS Business Acumen Center is dedicated to providing resources to sustain disability organizations.


Learn more about the HCBS Business Acumen Center. This effort is led by NASUAD in partnership with national organizations and funded through a grant from the Administration for Community Living.

Learn more about ACL's Business Acumen Initiative to help states and community-based organizations build networks and respond to delivery system changes, including technical assistance, building business capacity for successful contracting with integrated care entities, and developing pathways to sustainability.

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