The Center on Health Care Strategies and the SCAN Foundation have just released another tool describing long-term services and supports (LTSS) options available as solutions to improve state delivery services and help state budgets: Long-Term Services and Supports: Opportunities in the Affordable Care Act. States now have more tools available to rebalance the provision of LTSS toward 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 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 complicated by the sometimes overlapping and differing requirements of these different options.
Long-Term Services and Supports: Opportunities in the Affordable Care Act also discusses the ways in which the different options for providing LTSS interact with each other and with existing state LTSS structures.