Indiana will receive $78 million in new grant funding to help seniors and people with disabilities live in communities and receive care there rather than going to a nursing home or another assisted living community.
Under the federal health care law, the state was awarded the new funding, announced Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
States are eligible for the grants if less than half of their total long-term care spending goes toward home and community based-services, according to a press release from CMS as reported by the Associated Press.
If a state commits to growing access to home and community based services, the state may be able to take advantage of the additional resources through an increase in their federal Mediaid matching rates for those services.
Written by Elizabeth Ecker