Forum Session

Focus on Reform: Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Provisions in PPACA
October 29, 2010

Manager

Carol V. O'Shaughnessy, MA

Summary

This session provided an overview of the Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) provisions enacted as part of PPACA (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), including the Community First Choice and Section 1915(i) state plan options, and the balancing incentive payments (BIP) and Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs, among others.  Speakers described the provisions, strategies being employed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to assist states implement the various options, and opportunities and challenges facing states in implementation of the provisions.

Speakers

Julie Stone, MPA, Specialist in Health Care Financing, Congressional Research Service (CRS);  Barbara C. Edwards, Director of the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group in the Center for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey & Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and Charles (Chuck) Milligan, JD, MPH, Executive Director of The Hilltop Institute, University of Maryland

Slides from the presentations by Ms. Stone, Ms. Edwards, and Mr. Milligan are available for download.

Related Materials

For additional information about long-term services and supports, see "National Spending for Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), 2012," (The Basics, March 27, 2014), and "Medicaid Financing" (The Basics, January 5, 2016). See also the slides from the presentations of Drs. Kemper and Komisar from the meeting "Focus on Reform: Long-Term Services and Supports" (Forum Session, June 18, 2010).

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