{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Long-Term Services and Supports: A Primer for Case Managers: Part 1 and Part 2

Activity Steps


Both articles must be read before accessing test. In this two part series, the authors set the stage for the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) changes to Medicare Advantage plans and the potential impact on case management practices. These changes allow additional benefits for nonmedical home services. The effects will be experienced in long-term services and support. The article outlines the role of case managers in supporting clients to remain in the community setting safely by managing transitions. the authors explain how LTSS is rated, regulated and accredited. They include discussions of quality measurements and outcomes. Through case study examples, the authors highlight the key role case managers have as advocates for their clients, helping them to improve their health and well-being. To achieve these ends, case managers must have an understanding of the population demographics, terminology, available programs and qualification criteria for LTSS.

Purpose of Activity

To provide current information on Long-Term Support Services (LTSS) in light of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) changes and their impact on case management practice.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify LTSS and the populations covered by these services.
  2. Compare how Medicaid waivers affect available services.
  3. Outline LTSS delivery models and considerations for case managers.
Price: $17.95


  • NASW 1.5 CH

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886708055-1104) for 1.5 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

Professions: Social Worker
Test Code: PCM0119A SW
Published: Jan/Feb 2019
Expires: 7/31/2024
Required Passing Score: 12/15 (80%)
Authors: Teresa M. Treiger , RN-BC, MA, CCM, CHCQM, FABQAURP