Paving the Way for Successful CLASS Implementation: An Overview of the CLASS Technical Assistance Brief Series

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This policy brief provides an introduction to The SCAN Foundation’s CLASS Technical Assistance Brief Series, which explores many of the critical issues to be considered for successfully implementing CLASS.

Date Updated: 04/06/2011

Background

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148) on March 23, 2010 laid the foundation for long-term care systems transformation. A key cornerstone is the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Plan, a voluntary, publicly-administered long-term care insurance program. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is tasked with implementing this new program by 2012, and there are many issues to consider for successful implementation…


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