Long-Term Services and Supports Opportunities in the Affordable Care Act

January 26, 2012


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States now have more tools available to rebalance the provision of long-term services and supports towards more home- and community-based services and away from institutionally based care. In addition to the Money Follows the Person demonstration program, the Affordable Care Act created the Balancing Incentive Payments program, the state plan Community First Choice Options program, and the modified Home- and Community-Based State Plan option (1915(i)). Selecting the appropriate program(s) to implement is made complicated by the sometimes overlapping and differing requirements of these options.