UMass Medical School LTSS solutions to be celebrated and highlighted at National Home and Community Based Services Conference

August 24, 2017

UMass Medical School’s long-term services and supports (LTSS) solutions will be both celebrated and presented at the National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 27-31. The conference is hosted by The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD).

NASUAD will present its Technology in Practice award to UMass Medical School for the MassOptions program, created in collaboration with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and UMass Medical School’s nonprofit business affiliate UHealthSolutions.

Monday, August 28, 2 p.m., presentation

Integration of Information and Referral Services

In November 2015, UMass Medical School (UMass), UHealthSolutions, and EOEA launched the MassOptions program. This free online and helpline service simplifies access to long-term services and supports (LTSS) for the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers throughout Massachusetts. Learn about the impact of this award-winning program.

Marty Baker, Strategic Growth and Business Development, UMass Medical School

Wednesday, August 30, 10 a.m., presentation

Northwest to Northeast Approaches to Medicaid Program Integrity

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Senior and Disabilities Services has teamed up with partners across the state to ensure eligible individuals obtain the right services when they need them. Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) also enhanced program integrity efforts to control unsustainable expansion in their long term services and supports (LTSS) portfolio. During this session, learn how Alaska and Massachusetts are working to reduce program waste and eliminate problematic providers.

Duane Mayes, Alaska Department of Senior Services & Disabilities Service

Kerri Ikenberry, Disability and Community Services, UMass Medical School

Thomas Lane and Almas Dossa, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs

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