Long-Term Care Advisory Committee
Announcement of Discontinuation of Long Term Care Advisory Committee (LTCAC):
The LTCAC meetings have been discontinued.
During January and February, 2013, Department staff consulted with LTCAC members and other stakeholders about concerns over possible duplication between the LTCAC and the Community Living Advisory Group. Based on these discussions and Department evaluation, Executive Director Sue Birch sent a letter to LTCAC members on February 8 announcing that the Department has decided to discontinue the afternoon meetings of the LTCAC main committee.
LTCAC subcommittees will continue their work on LTSS redesign and will report to the Community Living Advisory Group.
The February 14 afternoon meeting of the LTCAC main committee was cancelled. The LTCAC held a final event on Thursday, March 14 at KRMA-TV, 1089 Bannock Street, Denver. At this meeting, Executive Director Sue Birch, Medicaid Director Suzanne Brennan, and Community Partnerships Office Director Lorez Meinhold thank the LTCAC members for their foundational work on LTSS transformation (see Sue Birch's letter above).
The Department thanks the LTCAC members for the important work they have done and their accomplishments, especially since the current member group began their work in the fall of 2011.
The LTC Advisory Committee's Charter was to discuss, research and advise the Department on recommended policies and processes.
Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Strategic Planning Report:
The LTCAC and LTSS staff from the Departments of Health Care Policy and Financing, and Human Services, conducted strategic planning during the first half of 2012. The result of this work is the Department's "LTSS Strategic Planning Report" which was released in August 2012.
The LTCAC identified four strategic initiatives through this strategic planning work and created four subcommittees to implement these initiatives. Please see the LTCAC Meetings FY 12-13 page for more information.
- Focus on individual
Program meets individual needs
- Living in most independent setting to meet needs
Compliance with Olmstead/independence
- Coordinated Care
Transition from service to service
Integrated between all systems / programs
- Access to care / streamline between programs
Members through March 2013:
Renee Boyes Walbert
Ex Officio Members through March 2013:
The LTCAC provided input on policy directions. Areas of focus of the LTCAC were the delivery system capacity and models, accountability and responsiveness, and eligibility processes reform.
For more information about the LTCAC, please contact John Barry at 303-866-3173.