MLTSS Association: High Priority Proposals to Address COVID-19 Impact on LTSS

On Friday April 3, 2020, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association submitted a letter to Congress commending legislators for their rapid bipartisan, and bicameral efforts to address the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. Additionally, the Association included a set of its highest priority policies aimed at addressing the needs of the LTSS community during this national emergency.

The purpose of these proposals is to 1) support individuals with functional limitations to remain safe and healthy, 2) promote the safety of the LTSS workforce and equip it to meet growing economic and safety concerns, and 3) provide states and Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) with the flexibility to meet the demands of this emergency.also included a range of additional policy proposals to be included in any future COVID-related legislation, to support older adults and people with disabilities.

Read the Association’s full letter here.