The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act) includes a handful
of provisions that are designed to provide new options for states to provide
home and community-based services in their Medicaid plans. The efforts of
Congress to include these provisions in the Act will likely continue a trend
among state Medicaid plans to shift resources away from nursing homes and other
forms of institutional care towards home and community-based settings in support
of the concept of “aging in place.”
Click here to read a full length article that discusses the home and
community-based care provisions of the Act.
Healthcare Department continues to monitor the Act and those provisions that
are of importance to our healthcare and long term care clients and will keep you
informed of significant developments. If you have any specific questions about
how the law will affect your organization, please contact a member of the
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Reform section for additional updates and resources.