Managed Long Term Care (MLTC)


  • Provides health and long-term care services to adults with chronic illness or disabilities, to better address their needs and to prevent or delay nursing home placement
  • Services include – but are not limited to – nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical equipment and supplies, podiatry, dentistry, optometry, respiration therapy, transportation and social day care.

Who is eligible?

This program is available to Medicaid recipients who are eligible for admission to nursing homes.

How do I find the Managed Long Term Care Program?

MLTC is available in at least 15 counties (Nassau, Rockland, Orange, Westchester, Schenectady, Oneida, Onondaga, Erie, Herkimer, Monroe, and the five counties in NYC). Plans may expand into additional counties. A person can access the MLTC plan through a referral to the plan from a physician, another health care provider, or the Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS). The LDSS verifies the appropriateness of the enrollment.

Additional information can be found on the Managed Long Term Care web pages.

The quality of care and services provided by the MLTC program is monitored by readiness reviews, periodic site visits, investigation of complaints, review of financial statements, and external quality reviews. MLTC services are required to meet the same standards and provide the same protections as HMOs.