Understanding The Value Of Medicaid Long Term Services And Supports

posted by AHIP

on October 19, 2020


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.