Under the state’s Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver, on January 1, 2013, the state will further amend its existing managed care organization (MCO) contracts to require management of all long-term care (LTC) services including Home and Community Based Services and Nursing Facility services for seniors and individuals with physical disabilities. This move to managed care is motivated by a desire to contain costs and reduce inefficiencies in the LTC system.
The Managed Long Term Services and Supports Steering Committee was established to provide stakeholder input and advice regarding the implementation of the New Jersey Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Program. The Steering Committee is comprised of members of the Medicaid Long Term Care Funding Advisory Council, consumers, providers, and representatives of the New Jersey Medicaid managed care organizations and the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
The Steering Committee established workgroups that met at least twice a month from mid-March through June 2012 to develop recommendations for the consideration of leadership of the Department of Human Services before implementation of this portion of the Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver.
Click here for the State of New Jersey Managed Long Term Services and Supports Final Recommendations from the Steering Committee Report