Affordable Care Act Opportunities for Community Health Workers – How Medicaid Preventive Services, Medicaid Health Homes, and State Innovation Models are Including Community Health Workers

Authors Katzen, A. , Morgan, M.

Date 2014

Keywords Financing, Scope of Practice, US- based

A report by Harvard Law School, Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation. Overview of the three ways the Affordable Care Act has enhanced the role and opportunities for CHW in the U.S. healthcare system. As a result of these opportunities, states are choosing to implement CHW to: (1) provide increased Medicaid preventative health services, (2) create Medicaid “Health Homes” for beneficiaries living with chronic illness, and (3) improve health outcomes and quality of care while slowing growth in health costs through increased funding for State Innovation Models.