HCBS New and Notable

Information Sharing to Improve Care Coordination for High-Risk Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan Enrollees: Key Questions for State Implementation

We draw your attention to the newest technical assistance tool published in September 2019 by the Center for Health Care Strategies focusing on the new “information sharing” requirement for Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans beginning in 2021. We hope you will find it useful in explaining the new requirement as well as how to address the requirement in mandatory D-SNP contracts. 

 

Long-Term Services and Supports Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from the AARP Public Policy Institute takes a closer look at LTSS, revealing insights and new information, such as: what LTSS encompass, who needs LTSS, who provides LTSS, and where people with LTSS reside.

 

CMCS Informational Bulletin: Additional EVV Guidance

This bulletin addresses frequently asked questions regarding Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) requirements to beneficiaries receiving in-home care. It responds to questions surrounding beneficiaries with live-in caregivers, services delivered partially in the beneficiary's home, the provision of medical supplies, equipment, and appliances as a component of the Medicaid home health benefit, and the use of web-based timesheets as an EVV method.

 

Supporting the Critical Role of Family Caregivers: State Opportunities

This fact sheet was developed as part of the Center’s Helping States Support Families Caring for an Aging America initiative. Six states – Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Virginia- are involved with the initiative. This fact sheet provides an overview of unpaid family caregiving and lists options state leaders can consider implementing in order to support family caregivers in their state.

 

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ADvancing States Newsroom

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8/30 ADvancing States Honors Three Leaders in Aging, Disability, and Caregiver Services
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8/28 Aging & Disabilities Technology Workgroup Launched
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8/27 NASUAD Announces New Name and Election of New Officers
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