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Helping Consumers Manage Long-Term Services and Supports in the Community: State Medicaid Program Activities

The Medicaid program is a source for many innovative practices in making long-term services and supports (LTSS) available to consumers. Jointly financed by the states and the federal government, Medicaid pays for 40 percent of LTSS spending the United States.

Case management services have been integral to Medicaid community-based LTSS programs since their inception, but as the programs have grown and evolved, particularly as options for care have increased and consumers have taken a more active role in directing services, the functions performed by case managers have changed. Drawing on the professional literature and interviews with state officials, this brief describes current case management efforts in states and activities and policies that can enhance states’ efforts to help consumers manage the services and supports they need.

Issue Brief (.pdf)

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