Our Research

► Promising Practices in State LTSS Systems

We aim to identify practices in state, local, or Federal LTSS programs that appear to move toward a collective vision of a model LTSS system.   Our current research focuses on identification of promising practices in managed long-term services and support programs.  A wealth of documents and other information on specific state managed LTSS programs can be accessed through our State MLTSS page.

► Measuring Quality in Home and Community-Based Services

CLPC researchers chair the National Quality Forum Committee on HCBS Quality, which is working to identify and prioritize domains, subdomains, and promising areas for measuring quality in HCBS programs.  As a distinct effort, CLPC researchers developed our own conceptual framework for HCBS quality.  We are also partnering with the new Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on HCBS Outcome Measurement to help identify and validate optimal quality measures for use in HCBS systems.

► State LTSS Policies, Practices, and Programs

We are continuing ongoing data collection, analysis, and reporting of information from state LTSS programs.  CLPC researchers work in collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation to report annually on participants, expenditures, cost controls, and waiting lists.  Policy research includes analysis of eligibility criteria, services provided, and consumer direction of services.  Research on the personal care workforce includes ongoing analyses of worker wages and benefits, state worker training programs and standards, and matching service registries that link consumers to workers.

► Studies of State Managed LTSS Program

We are conducting ongoing evaluations of two "duals demonstration" initiatives, in California and Illinois, that offer an integrated, coordinated program of managed LTSS and healthcare services to people covered under both Medicare and Medicaid .

► Quantitative Research on Community Living

We've been analyzing national survey data in the area of family caregiving for people who need LTSS.  A future project will focus on state variations in community participation.

► Strategic Plan for Community Living Research

Building on our prior work toward identifying an agenda an LTSS research agenda, we collaborated with our funder, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, to convene a meeting of experts on "Long-Term Services and Supports for Medicaid Populations."  The meeting focused on identifying priorities for future LTSS research.



Last modified Apr 14, 2016