Self-Direction for Dually Eligible Individuals Utilizing Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS)
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
Self-direction, or consumer-direction, allows consumers to direct and manage their personal care services. It is based on the idea that people who receive LTSS know their needs best. Self-direction promotes personal choice and control over who provides services and how services are provided. Evidence shows that participants in self-directed LTSS programs are more satisfied and have better outcomes than people receiving agency-based services.
Offering consumers the choice to direct their own services can present challenges for health plans. This webinar will discuss the importance of care coordinators, person-centered care planning, and assisting members with management tasks required for self-direction for plans seeking to support consumers in directing their own care.
- Kristen Bugara, MSW, KLSW, Care Management Supervisor, Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities
- Courtland Townes, Deputy Director, Boston Center for Independent Living
- Maida Castellanos, Personal Care Attendant
- Carole Stewart, IHSS Consumer
Disability-Competent Care Conversation on Care Coordination with Independence Care System (ICS)
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 2:00 - 2:30 PM ET
Individuals with disabilities dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are at higher risk for poor health outcomes than individuals without disabilities. This event is a platform for questions on how health plans and providers can improve health outcomes by addressing gaps in care coordination. The conversation will focus on strategies to improve coordination, including the role of interdisciplinary teams. Submit questions in advance using any of these options:
- Email RIC@Lewin.com
- Direct message @Integrate_care on Twitter
- Include your question in the designated textbox during registration
Registration is required to receive the webinar information. Follow the registration links above to view CE credit information, sign up, and learn more. Questions? Contact RIC@lewin.com