Areas of expertise
Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS), Home and Community Services (HCBS) Programs and Quality Measurement, Direct Care Staffing, Person-Centred Planning, Approaches and Systems, Medicaid HCBS Comprehensive Needs Assessments/Determination of eligibility, Public services for older adults and people with disabilities, Alternative Payment Models (APMs) for Medicare and Medicaid, Design and operation of learning systems to support quality improvement, learning and dissemination , knowledge transfer
Carrie Blakeway Amero is Director, Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) at AARP Public Policy Institute. She provides guidance, oversight, and support for AARP’s LTSS-related strategic initiatives, collaborates with AARP partners, and coordinates the ongoing work of the LTSS Choices initiative, a multi-faceted, multi-year project aimed at to catalyze the transformation and modernization of the long-term care system into one that responds to the dynamic needs and preferences of consumers and their families.
Amero’s work focuses on improving service options and service systems for older people and people with disabilities, specifically: improving how people access needed services and make decisions about LTSS; integrating health and social service systems; and the development of the SSLT workforce.
Prior to joining AARP, Amero was a management consultant with The Lewin Group for 17 years, where she supported several clients, including the Administration for Community Living, CMS Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group (DEHPG), and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). She has extensive experience providing technical assistance to states, community organizations, healthcare providers and LTSS providers and supporting continuous quality improvement through learning systems.
She received a master’s degree in public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology also from the University of Texas at Austin.