Lunchtime Panel: The Future of Home- and Community-Based Supports and Services

On July 1, a new era in New Jersey healthcare began when key provisions of the comprehensive Medicaid waiver went into effect, leading to a greater emphasis on home- and community-based services. Policymakers are discussing what this will mean for residents and existing providers. This panel explored this rapidly evolving landscape. Among the issues: the implementation of the New Jersey’s comprehensive Medicaid waiver, the challenge in adequately compensating home health aides and recognizing the work of family caregivers, and the importance of measuring the quality of services delivered in both family home and nursing home settings.