The Disability and Long Term Services and Supports (DLTSS) Work Group worked to find strategies for lowering costs and improving health care for people with disabilities, people with chronic conditions, and other Vermonters who need long term help with everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing, preparing meals, and managing a home. The group made recommendations for improving both the quality of care and the individual’s experience, while reducing health care costs for this population, many of whom are dually eligible (i.e., qualifying for both Medicare and Medicaid).
The group made recommendations aimed at:
- designing care models to better address the needs of people with disabilities, people with chronic conditions, and others who need long term support services
- designing new payment models to improve outcomes and reduce costs for this population in Vermont
- integrating the delivery systems for acute/medical care and long term services and supports
- building an IT infrastructure that can support new payment and care models for this population
- coordinating and enhancing services for Vermonters who have chronic health needs and/or disabilities through the Medicaid ACO program, Green Mountain Care, and other approaches