Capitol Correspondence - 08.11.20

National Quality Forum Releases LTSS Person-Centered Planning and Practice Final Report

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The Administration for Community Living shared the announcement below, which includes information on supports for people with intellectual / developmental disabilities (I/DD), which fall under the broader long-term supports and services (LTSS) umbrella.

“The National Quality Forum (NQF) has announced that the Person-Centered Planning and Practice (PCP) Project final report is now available. NQF members and the public are able to access the final report through the project page.

This report documents the effort to address long-term services and supports (LTSS) that are predicated on a person’s needs, preferences, goals, and desires. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in collaboration with its partners and other federal agencies, states, consumers and advocates, providers, and other stakeholders, convened to generate recommendations to:

  • Refine the current definition(s) for Person-Centered Planning;
  • Develop a set of core competencies for performing Person-Centered Planning facilitation;
  • Make recommendations to HHS on systems characteristics that support person-centered thinking, planning, and practice;
  • Develop a conceptual framework for Person-Centered Planning measurement; and
  • Conduct an environmental scan including the historical development of person-centered planning in LTSS systems to include a research agenda for future Person-Centered Planning research.

These recommendations will support the continued creation of a sustainable system where older adults and people with disabilities have choice, control, and access to a full array of quality services that assure optimal outcomes including independence, good health, and quality of life.

The multi-stakeholder committee’s goal is to give government agencies and the public a view that finds agreement across different partners and perspectives. This project builds upon previous NQF work with the goal of providing states and other individuals and entities with the guidance they need to develop meaningful systems to support person-centered thinking, planning, and practices.”