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The Winds of Change: The Evolving Long Term Care Environment

Originally presented on October 26, 2015

Margaret Willard

Director, Bureau of Managed Care, Division of Long Term Care, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health

This webinar will increase the awareness of the availability of long term care services in New York State for discharge planners and other professionals involved in the discharge planning process.  An overview of the changes occurring in long term care will be discussed. The webinar will cover the managed long term care (MLTC) options currently available, who is eligible for the MLTC program, what services are offered in each plan type, and how the services are delivered. Participants will learn about the four managed long term care products and the value of the delivery system.  In addition, participants will learn what resources are available to educate individuals and their families upon discharge.

After viewing this webinar participants will be able to:

  • List the four managed long term care products currently available in NYS;
  • Recognize the difference between a partial MLTC Plan and a Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA) Plan;
  • Define the program model of care in the managed care delivery system; and
  • Identify NY Medicaid Choice as a resource to help educate consumers on managed care services.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until October 31, 2018.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until October 31, 2018.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until October 31, 2018. 

Social Work

University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Social Work Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers - #0011

This offering is approved for 1 social work self-study continuing education hour.

Social Work continuing education hours are offered until October 31, 2018.