The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities has released their 2012 report on Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS). The report provides background on MLTSS to help inform the I/DD community. Among the issues discussed in the report is that of high turnover and low retention rates among direct support professionals. The report cites ANCOR's 2009 wage study as a reference. The first section addresses the following questions:
- What are “Managed Long-Term Services and Supports”?
- What experiences do states have with MLTSS?
- Why are more states interested in MLTSS?
- What are potential benefits and concerns?
- How can advocates shape direction of MLTSS programs?
The second part of the report makes specific federal recommendations regarding disability stakeholder engagement, choice and self-determination, consumer protections and rights, and quality measurement/data collection/research. The report recommens that states and the federal government engage disability stakeholders in the design, implementation, and oversight of MLTSS programs to ensure people with I/DD are protected.
A "plain language" report was also developed which summarizes key points and recommendations.