Briefing to discuss new long-term care data, opportunities in health reform law

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The future of long-term care under specific provisions in the healthcare reform law will be the focus of a policy briefing at 10 a.m. (Eastern) Monday at the Kaiser Family Foundation's headquarters in Washington. The foundation also will conduct a panel discussion on Medicaid's role and the group's latest findings regarding long-term services for seniors and people with disabilities.

The briefing will include a presentation of new data and findings on home- and community-based services and Money Follows the Person transition grants by Molly O'Malley Watts, a former senior policy analyst for the foundation's Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Barbara Edwards, the director of the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, also will be among the speakers. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will deliver opening remarks.