272899 Building National Strategies for Integrated Care for People with Disabilities: A View from HHS' New Administration for Community Living

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 8:49 AM - 9:03 AM

HHS has been strategically building comprehensive strategies for independent living support for people with disabilities across the lifespan. The new Administration for Community Living is leading that agenda and working closely with CMS in shaping the the demonstration for younger dually eligible beneficiaries as well as other ACA-related disability care improvements. This talk will focus on the intention of the Administration to invest in community-based delivery systems that can keep people with multiple chronic conditions and functional impairments supported in the community. Integrated care and financing strategies can meaningfully reshape the health care delivery systems for these populations and achieve effective integration of critical disability-related behavioral and other long term support services (LTSS). The policy imperatives include making sure that a re-structured system of care delivery is shaped by consumer participation and meets quality of life outcomes articulated by the individual through a person centered planning process.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education

Learning Objectives:
Explain federal community living policy. Identify and assess critical components of the duals demonstration and their potential impact on community living for people with disabilities.

Keywords: Disability Policy, Community-Based Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 25 years in disability related care and financing policy and currently advise the HHS Secretary, in collaboration with CMS leadership, regarding disability-related ACA and other developments focused on community living including the forthcoming dual demonstration.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.