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Manatt: Leveraging Federal and State Authorities to Ensure Access to Long-Term Services and Supports for High-Risk Individuals

Description: This resource guide is a tool to help state officials and other stakeholders understand how temporary federal and state Medicaid flexibilities and emergency federal funding streams are being deployed during the COVID-19 pandemic to help ensure access to long-term services and supports (LTSS).  The first edition of this resource guide was published in June 2020. Since then, the federal COVID-19 public health emergency, which triggers the availability of many emergency flexibilities, has been extended four times, and it is expected to continue throughout 2021. As the emergency continues, significantly more states have pursued regulatory flexibilities, taken administrative action, and directed federal emergency funding to bolster their LTSS systems and ensure access to care for their most vulnerable residents. This updated guide reports on those developments.

Click here to access the resource: https://www.ta-community.com/media/download/36ktlx/COVID-19-State-Resource-Guide_2021-February_Manatt.pdf

Keywords: resource guide; disability; older adults; Medicaid; crisis care 

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