Ed Holloran, Madison Hartman, Ryan Torres Write Article for Law360 About Indiana’s Long-Term Care Reform Act
Quarles & Brady Indianapolis attorneys Ed Holloran, Madison Hartman and Ryan Torres, all members of the firm’s Health & Life Sciences Practice Group, authored an article for Law360 identifying key items people need to understand about a new state law regarding long-term care.
The law, which goes into effect July 1, aims to reform several aspects of long-term care in the state. Holloran, Hartman and Torres focused on the law’s expected impact when it comes to licensure and training requirements, expansion of Medicaid facility reimbursement and individual eligibility, rural access and temporary health care services agencies.
The act aims to solve many of the problems that have persisted in the long-term care space for decades by providing protections for providers and their patients.
First, it increases the pool of facility administrators and heightens the qualifications and training for these individuals.
Second, it expands eligibility for Medicaid reimbursement.
Third, it expands rural access to long-term care services, which will help to serve patients in these areas.
Finally, it puts in place greater oversight for temporary health care services agencies so that providers and their patients are contracting with personnel that are more fully vetted prior to working at the facility.
It is recommended that long-term care providers adapt their policies and procedures to align with the act's changes.