The Long and Winding Road to Reform of Long-Term Services and Supports
About the webcast
This presentation will discuss the main long-term services and supports provisions in the main health reform bills. It will frame the main issues of long-term care reform and lay out the principal reform options available to policymakers. While long-term care is not at the center of the debate on health care reform, much can and should be done to improve the system in the near term. Topics to be covered include financing and service delivery, and quality assurance. In most cases, the options presented are not mutually exclusive in principle, but limited resources will require choices among them.
This paper is available at: http://www.pascenter.org/documents/AllianceLTCPaper.pdf
About the Presenter
Joshua M. Wiener, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow and Program Director for Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care at RTI International. He is the author or editor of eight books and over 100 articles on health care for older people, people with disabilities, long-term services and supports, Medicaid, health reform, health care rationing, and maternal and child health. Dr. Wiener has written extensively on participant-directed home care in the United States and other countries. For the Center for Personal Assistance Services, he is conducting research on work and desire to work among Medicaid beneficiaries receiving home and community-based services and on the use of assistive technologies by older people with disabilities.
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