The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted two reports with Medicaid long-term services and support (LTSS) expenditures data.
The first report focuses on the most recent data available, for Fiscal Year 2014, and recent trends such as 1) an increase in LTSS provided in managed care programs and 2) increased used of newer Medicaid LTSS options authorized in the Deficit Reduction Act and the Affordable Care Act.
The second report, called "Improving the Balance", provides a historical perspective, with data from FY 1981 through FY 2014. This report documents the impressive transformation of Medicaid LTSS from primarily institutional services to the present home and community-based services (HCBS) that represent 53 percent of LTSS spending.
CMS will offer a webinar to present and discuss data from both reports on July 14 at 2:00 Eastern. Webinar registration is available here. Both reports, as well as other resources, are available here.