The LTO Ventures Community Model

Read an in-depth description of the LTO Ventures community model here.

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Real Choice Requires Real Options

For me it is pretty straightforward: adults with disabilities have the human and civil rights to live, work, socialize, recreate, love, learn, and worship in the settings and manner of their choosing, with the support of their families, friends, and caregivers. Community is defined by the individual. [read full blog post here]

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CMS Issues New Guidance on Final Settings Rule

On March 22, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced updated sub-regulatory guidance, issued as a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs), that streamlined and clarified the “heightened scrutiny” process. We are pleased with some of the major changes incorporated into this new guidance, but serious concerns remain whether you are planning a setting that will utilize Medicaid waiver-funded supports, or you plan to be private pay. Click to read our full analysis.

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What We Learned at the 2019 HCBS Conference

As LTO Ventures’ policy wonk, and more importantly, as a passionate advocate for the human and civil rights of adults with IDD to live in the setting of their choosing, President & CEO Mark Olson spent four fun-filled days August 25-28, 2019 inside ballrooms at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront for this year’s Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference. This is the annual gathering of state and federal Medicaid agencies hosted by ADvancing States, the association representing state long-term services and supports agencies (formerly known as the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities, or NASUAD). Click here to read his key takeaways from the conference.

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