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The electronic Long-Term Services & Supports (eLTSS) Initiative is a ONC-CMS partnership that will focus on identifying and harmonizing electronic standards that can enable the creation, exchange and re-use of interoperable service plans for use by health care and community-based long-term services and supports providers, payers and the individuals they serve. These plans can help to improve the coordination of health and social services that support an individual’s mental and physical health.

This initiative is driven by the requirements of the CMS Testing Experience and Functional Tools (TEFT) in community-based long-term services and supports (CB-LTSS) Planning and Demonstration Grant Program created in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Weekly Meeting Schedules

The Final Round 1 eLTSS Dataset can be downloaded (as pdf) here .

To add these meetings to your calendar, subscribe to the electronic Long-Term Services and Supports (eLTSS) Calendar.

Next Meeting
Meeting Info
All-Hands WG
Thurs. 10/06/16 from 12:30pm-2:00pm ET
URL: https://siframework1.webex.com/siframework1/onstage/g.php?MTID=edef16d2a091e1c0563ef1ac8ff0bc8e5
Passcode: 669 251 560
Attendee ID: Provided by Webex upon login
  • Round 2 Pilot Plan Presentations
    • Colorado
    • Georgia
    • Minnesota (tentatively)

Homework Assignments

Looking for the eLTSS Pilot Page? Click here. The pilot wiki page includes the eLTSS tentative schedule, all past presentations and the pilot starter kit.


  • The eLTSS initiative is seeking Pilot candidates. If your organization is interested in piloting, please take a moment to fill out the Pilot Interest Survey.

  • The National Association of States United for Aging & Disabilities (NASUAD) will host the 2016 Annual National Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference in Washington, D.C. August 29 through September 1, 2016. Click here to register. Click here for the agenda.

  • CMS and Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) announce the launch of the HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group to bring together state public health and Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies to collaboratively improve health outcomes for Medicaid and CHIP enrollees living with HIV by identifying opportunities to strengthen the HIV care continuum among these populations. If you wish to participate, click here for the Expression of Interest Form. To review the Fact Sheet, click here. For additional documentation, click here.

  • HHS and ONC have released the State Health IT Policy Levers Compendium. The State Health IT Policy Levers Compendium provides information on how other states are using waivers, Medicaid Health Home State Plan Amendments and other state-level policy levers to advance health IT and interoperability goals. Click here to download the Compendium.

  • NATE and the California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CAHIE) Call for Participation: New National Forum for Provider Trust Community. NATE and the California Association of Health Information Exchanges (CAHIE) recently announced that CAHIE is assuming administration of the NATE Provider-to-Provider Trust Bundle for Direct messaging among providers. They are now looking for participants to serve on a new national forum to help establish a voluntary governance process to manage and govern the new national trust community. Click here for more information.

  • JOIN THE INITIATIVE! In order to vote on eLTSS artifacts, you must be a Committed Member. To join the initiative as a Committed Member or Other Interested Party, SIGN UP HERE.


This timeline represents notional estimates of planned activities and will be adjusted as work moves forward through the initiative phases.
  • Pre-Discovery: November 2014 to January 2015
    • Project Charter Development and Consensus
  • Discovery: January 2015 to March 2015
    • Use Case Development and Consensus
  • Implementation: April 2015 to October 2015
    • Standards Solution Plan Development and Consensus
    • eLTSS Implementation Guide Development and Consensus
  • Pilot Execution (Phase 1): October 2015 to April 2016 (minimum 6 month pilot period)
    • Pilot Proposal Development and Execution
  • Pilot Evaluation (Phase 1): May 2016 to September 2016
    • Pilot Evaluation Execution
    • Implementation Guidance updates based on pilot evaluation
  • Pilot Execution (Phase 2): September 2016 to November 2017
    • Implementation Guidance Balloting with Standards Development Organization
    • Implementation Guidance Publication (national standard) and piloting

Initiative Contacts

Initiative Coordinator
Evelyn Gallego
ONC LTPAC Leadership
Elizabeth Palena Hall
ONC Leadership
Mera Choi
ONC Leadership
Caroline Coy
CMS Leadership
Kerry Lida
Community Lead
Mary Sowers
Community Lead
Terry O'Malley
Federal Lead
Shawn Terrell
Federal Lead
Caroline Ryan
Federal Lead
Marisa Scala-Foley
Project Manager
Lynette Elliott
Use Case and Functional Requirements
Becky Angeles
Pilots Management
Jamie Parker
Pilots Support Team
Katiya Shell
Pilots Support Team
Holly Stone
Standards and Technologies Identification
Angelique Cortez