How Will LTSS and Medical Care Integrate to Provide Community-Based Care?

Online Article | April 15, 2019 | Anne Montgomery and Sarah Slocum

Source: Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging

Altarum authored this article about two community-based programs that are successfully integrating long-term services and supports (LTSS) into medical care for the Spring 2019 supplement of Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging.

The impending growth of LTSS demand is clear. In 2017, LTSS spending reached $348 billion, a 48 percent increase from 2008. An estimated 12 million Americans receive LTSS every year, and that number will rise to an estimated 27 million by mid-century. Innovative plans and programs are emerging for older adults, a result of integrating LTSS into medical care. This article, authored by Altarum’s Anne Montgomery and Sarah Slocum, describes two community-based programs; one expands the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to other beneficiaries, and another involves the aging network in integrated services arrangements with healthcare.

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