November 30, 2023
The Long Term Care Discussion Group
Thursday, November 30, 2023, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 889 7391 0939
ABOUT THE TOPIC:
The LTSS State Scorecard compares state LTSS systems across multiple dimensions of performance, reflecting the importance and interconnectedness each has on the overall LTSS system. This fifth edition of the Scorecard, released in September 2023 seeks to raise the profile of LTSS and drive action both federally and within states by measuring state LTSS system performance using 50 indicators across 5 dimensions, and ranking states in comparison to one another on each measure.
Released every three years, the Scorecard is a compilation of state data and analysis based on a new vision of a high-performing state long-term services and supports (LTSS) system. It uses data from a wide range of sources to describe how state LTSS systems are performing, relying on indicators that have been tracked as far back as the first Scorecard in 2011 to show trends over time. It also includes 20 new indicators and new ways of analyzing and displaying data to provide a more comprehensive picture of state performance.
This presentation will discuss key findings, including effects of the COVID-19 pandemic (all data are from 2020 and later), a focus on innovation, the new dimension of community integration, and incorporating equity in LTSS performance using data broken down by race and ethnicity wherever possible.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Carrie Blakeway Amero is director, Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) at the AARP Public Policy Institute. She provides guidance, oversight, and support for AARP's LTSS-related strategic initiatives, collaborates with AARP partners, and coordinates the ongoing work of the LTSS Choices initiative, a multi-year, multi-faceted project to catalyze the transformation and modernization of the nation's long-term care system into one that meets the dynamic needs and preferences of consumers and their families. Before joining AARP, Amero was a managing consultant at The Lewin Group for 17 years where she supported several clients including the Administration for Community Living, the CMS Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). She has extensive experience providing technical assistance to states, community-based organizations, health care providers, and LTSS providers and supporting continuous quality improvement through learning systems. She earned a master's in public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in anthropology also from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ari Houser is a senior methods advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute, where he has been the lead data analyst on several major recurring and stand-alone projects, including the Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard and the Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard. In addition, he provides methodological and statistical assistance across the Public Policy Institute on other topics. Before joining AARP, Houser worked at the RAND Corporation and taught classes in statistics and public policy. He earned his Ph.D. in measurement, statistics, and evaluation from the University of Maryland and also has bachelor's degrees in engineering and physics from Swarthmore College.