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How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Shapes the Future of Home- and Community-Based Services

By Leonardo Cuello

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may transform home- and community-based services in the Medicaid program. The Act shifts Medicaid long-term care away from institutionalization and toward home- and community-based services, gives states options for offering these services through their Medicaid state plans instead of through waiver programs, and promotes uniformity in consumer-focused standards for home- and community-based services.

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