Provisions of Health Reform Law Promote “Aging in Place”

May 18, 2010

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.

McGuireWoods’ 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 Healthcare Department.

Visit the Healthcare Reform section for additional updates and resources.