Managed long-term services and supports: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services research report
In the 2017-2018 state budget, the Michigan Legislature asked the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to explore implementing managed long-term services and supports (LTSS). The department hired the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), Health Policy Matters, and Public Sector Consultants (PSC) to conduct an analysis of the state’s existing long-term services and supports system and to analyze a variety of options for expansion.
Managed long-term services and supports is a relatively new concept–one that has yet to develop an extensive evidence base to demonstrate effectiveness. However, there are a number of LTSS programs across the country. Some have shown positive results–for example, increasing access to home- and community-based services, reducing hospitalizations and emergency department use, and improving consumer quality of life–while others have shown more mixed results.