Home and Community-Based Services Experts Convene in Baltimore

Home and Community-Based Services Experts Convene in Baltimore

2023 HCBS Conference comes at a time of urgent need from consumers
Aug 25, 2023
City of Baltimore

Mathematica’s decades-long experience analyzing home and community-based services (HCBS) data and policy will be on full display this week as a contingent of the company’s researchers, consultants, and data scientists convene at the 2023 HCBS Conference in Baltimore.

“The COVID-19 pandemic broke open cracks in our long-term services and supports system, and the need for accessible, high-quality services and supports that enable choice and community inclusion is more important than ever,” said Jessica Ross, principal researcher at Mathematica. “We’ve been deeply engaged in evaluating the impact of policy changes in this field and have the subject matter and data analytics expertise needed to keep moving the needle forward.”

Mathematica led both the first and second national evaluations of the Money Follows the Person Demonstration for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and has helped state agencies evaluate and improve long-term services and supports (LTSS) delivery systems to better meet the needs of Medicaid beneficiaries.

Mathematica experts will present at the following conference sessions:

  • “Money Follows the Person Demonstration Intensive.” Monday, August 28, 8:30–11:45 a.m., Grand Ballroom V, 3rd floor
  • “CMS Intensive: Strategies and Resources to Address Housing and Workforce Challenges in HCBS.” Monday, August 28, 2:30–5:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom VI, 3rd floor
  • “Maturation of CMS LTSS Expenditures and Beneficiary Reporting.” Tuesday, August 29, 2:00–3:00 p.m., Waterview C-D, 1st floor
  • “Leveraging Data and Stakeholder Engagement to Identify and Fill Gaps in HCBS Within and Outside of Medicaid: Lessons from California.” Wednesday, August 30, 1:15–2:15 p.m., Waterview C-D, 1st floor

Whether you are a state, federal agency, provider, or consumer in Baltimore this week, connect with Mathematica to talk more about how we can work together. Visit our website highlighting our HCBS and LTSS work and our subject matter experts, or email HCBSPractice@mathematica-mpr.com.