Summary Report from the DEHPG 2014 LTSS Research Summit
The first Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG) Research Summit was held November 3 and 4, 2014 at the central offices of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, Maryland. This summit brought together representatives from nine different Federal agencies, including CMS, to share a broad range of current and emerging research and to discuss research gaps and collaborations to address those gaps.
Ultimately, the goal of the summit was to help DEHPG develop a research agenda for the future that furthers the group’s commitment to support state efforts to transform their systems and rebalance their Medicaid expenditures for long-term services and supports (LTSS) so that more people have the option of receiving LTSS in home and community settings. By bringing together DEHPG’s federal partners who have a shared interest and whose work touches upon their own efforts to improve the LTSS systems, this summit presented an opportunity to share foundational work across agencies, to highlight research and innovative efforts related to LTSS, to build upon the lessons learned, and to work more collaboratively to leverage research and knowledge. The intention was to develop insights and connections that would enhance federal partnerships to develop collaborative research goals and future interagency activities.