ADvancing States Publications & Webinars

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Starting from Square One: Considerations for States Exploring Medicare-Medicaid Integration This issue brief from the MLTSS Institute focuses on aspects of delivering effective care to individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Only about 2/3 of states have undertaken any activity to better integrate care for dually eligible beneficiaries; many have encountered a number of barriers in pursuing better integration of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This issue brief identifies key questions that states should ask themselves before they design an integrated care program.
Critical Incident Management: Core Elements to Enhance Your Approach States operating Medicaid waiver programs, as well as other programs, are required to safeguard consumers against critical incidents such as abuse, neglect, exploitation, and unexplained death. While states have different approaches for managing critical incidents; there are key elements that every state should have to better protect its citizens from harm and to reduce the state from liability. This webinar explores key elements related to an effective critical incident management system.
I&R/A Information Technology Systems: Findings from State Aging and Disability Agencies This issue brief explores software systems that state aging and disability agencies use for resource databases and for client tracking, case management, and reporting. Data and findings are drawn from ADvancing States’ 2018 National Survey of Aging and Disability Information & Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) Agencies. This issue brief highlights responses from state agencies on aging and disability, though in some instances, data from all survey respondents is shared for comparison purposes.
Essentials of Critical Incident Management Webinar States operating Medicaid waiver programs are required to safeguard consumers against critical incidents such as abuse, neglect, exploitation, and unexplained death. Yet there is no federally defined term for “critical incident.” This webinar explores what constitutes a critical incident, and the steps your agency should take to protect your citizens from harm and your state from liability.
The Value of Pursuing Medicare-Medicaid Integration for Medicaid Agencies This report is the fourth in a series of publications from the MLTSS Institute, which was established in 2016 to drive improvements in key MLTSS policy areas, facilitate sharing and learning among states, and provide direct and intensive technical assistance to states and health plans. This issue brief focuses on delivering effective care to individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid and aims to lay out the case for state Medicaid agencies to invest in integrated care programs.
HCBS Conference 2019- Presentations The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference is hosted annually by ADvancing States (formerly known as NASUAD). This event highlights best practices from across the country in home and community-based services. The conference includes federal, state, and local policymakers as well as those who administer, manage, and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs. This link contains all of the slide presentations from the 2019 HCBS Conference.
Medicare in America: Coverage and Costs for Low-Income Beneficiaries This infographic provides information on coverage and costs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries. The resource describes people on Medicare, financial needs among beneficiaries, programs supporting low-income beneficiaries, and ways to improve access.
Complex Needs and Growing Roles: The Changing Nature of Information and Referral/Assistance A project of ADvancing States and NCIL, this report shares information on a range of issues – including services and referrals, technology and social media, partnerships and systems, quality assurance, training and certification, and sustainability – from the perspectives of I&R/A professionals in state agencies on aging and disability, Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, No Wrong Door systems, and other non-profit human service organizations.
Area Plans: Build Accountability Into the Process During this webinar, J. Blake Lanier, from the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services, presented a step-by-step approach to manage an AAA network with a focus on goals, outcomes, and accountability.
Information and Referral/Assistance’s (I&R/A) Role in Connecting Clients to Benefits This brief is a summary of survey results related to aging and disability agencies and I&R/A specialists' role in connecting individuals with public benefits. It provides an opportunity to learn about benefits screening, assistance, and outreach within aging and disability networks.