Business Acumen Webinar 5/28: Collaborating to Address HCBS Workforce Challenges in MLTSS Programs

May 14, 2019

The HCBS Business Acumen Center presents a webinar on Tuesday, May 28 at 12:30 - 1:30 pm ET.

Register for the webinar.

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 us on Tuesday May 28, 2019, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM 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.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how accessibility and use of data can address workforce challenges via network adequacy;
  • Understand how accessibility and use of data can address workforce challenges via rates and reimbursement; and
  • Understand how accessibility and use of data can address workforce challenges via quality standards.

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.

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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.


Last modified on 05/14/2019


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