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Understanding the Value of Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports


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Published on Oct 19, 2020

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Medicaid is the nation’s essential safety net, helping to improve the health and financial security of approximately 1 in 5 Americans every single day. A critical part of Medicaid is providing long term services and supports (MLTSS) to patients suffering from functional limitations and/or chronic illnesses.


  • Medicaid spending on HCBS has topped spending on facility-based care since 2013.
  • 24 states contract with Medicaid managed care plans to provider long term services and supports, up from only 8 in 2004.
  • More than 1.7 million Americans receive MLTSS through a Medicaid managed care plan.