Effectively meeting the needs of older Americans and those with chronic disabilities is vital to
successful healthcare reform. As flexible community-based supports replace costly institutional services,
long-term care systems are evolving to give healthcare consumers a broader range of choices.
Truven Health Analytics provides state and federal payers effective methods to satisfy consumer
preferences, ensure the delivery of high-quality care, control costs, and address demographic changes,
with the long-term care data and analysis they need to identify:
The Truven Health Community Living Systems team works with state programs to ensure compliance with
federal requirements, and provides technical assistance to the federal government to help communicate
Our researchers assist state governments in developing strategies for:
Truven Health researchers apply in-depth knowledge of both Medicaid and non-Medicaid funding
mechanisms to meet healthcare financing objectives such as developing a new long-term care initiative
and determining how to fund existing programs more efficiently.
Our analysts apply their extensive experience with claims and other long-term care data to help clients
develop their own data-collection tools, including targeted surveys of service recipients. In addition,
Truven Health produces the widely used Medicaid long-term expenditures reports, which highlight
state-level institutional and community service spending and analyze trends in long-term care and waiver
Integrated care combining Medicare and Medicaid funding is quickly emerging as the preferred model for
dually eligible individuals. Our Community Living Systems team has expertise in the options available to
states as well as hands-on experience in designing new programs.
Our team develops comprehensive profiles of state long-term care systems. They create detailed accounts
of financing, access, utilization, and gaps in care, in addition to benchmarking results against
comparable states. The information is presented in a customizable format, using a template that Truven
Health developed for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).