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Work Incentives Network (WIN) Survey Results - Oregon

In April of 2009, WIN conducted this survey, which was sent to over a thousand of its participants. WIN is a free service designed to help people with disabilities understand and use employment programs in Oregon and/or federal work incentives programs. Because it's goal is to help disabled persons navigate the sometimes differing and sometimes conflicting eligibility criteria that discourage individuals from working, this survey is centered around consumer input.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52079

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Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities: Supporting and Encouraging Employment

In an effort to understand the services and strategies that sustain employment, the state of Washington conducted an evaluation of Washington’s Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities Program. This program is the state’s version of Medicaid Buy-In, and the results show that enrollees are working more hours, earning more money, paying health insurance premiums, contributing more in taxes relying less on food stamps.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52073

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Vocational Rehabilitation Needs Assessment – Maine

This assessment is designed to answer important questions about the population eligible for DVR services that live in Maine and their vocational rehabilitation needs. Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) assists eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for, achieve and retain employment in integrated community settings. The goal is to provide services to all eligible consumers at the time that they need them to achieve competitive, community-based employment.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52072

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Readiness Reviews for Veteran Directed Home and Community-Based Services Programs

The purpose of the review is to determine whether essential participant-directed program components are in place and to identify areas where assistance may still be needed. Review a presentation and audio archive to understand expectations. Also included is a consumer experience flowchart which describes the criteria sites must meet in order to be approved to deliver VDHCBS.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52053

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Efforts in States to Promote Medicaid Community-Based Services and Supports

This brief summarizes lessons in offering more home and community-based services from states at the forefront of the effort. It describes current options for state Medicaid programs and draws on interviews with state officials to provide details about specific policies and procedures in states.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52051

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Using Information from Income Tax Forms to Target Medicaid and CHIP Outreach: Preliminary Results of the Maryland Kids First Act

Studies show that 70% of the uninsured children in the United States, approximately 5 million children, are eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) yet remain uninsured, despite varying State outreach efforts. Beginning in 2008, Maryland introduced Maryland Kids First Act, a new and innovative way to identify and enroll eligible children; through income tax filings. Preliminary efforts, results, and challenges are outlined here.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52045

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Express Lane Eligibility: New Strategies for Increasing Enrollment

Express Lane Eligibility refers broadly to the ability to help make eligibility determinations for public assistance programs based on information provided through other government programs or agencies. The term is used to describe a variety of activities. This issue brief examines practical considerations for Express Lane Eligibility in programs for older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52034

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“Money Follows the Person” and Long Term Care System Rebalancing Study – West Virginia

The study analyzes the long term care (LTC) system in WV and projects costs and savings associated with two models of efforts to transition people out of institutions. The system analysis looks at service delivery in both institutional and community-based settings, levels of access, financing, and quality. The appendices include examinations of care models and rebalancing efforts of other states.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51975

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State-Funded Home and Community-Based Services for Older Adults

Nearly every state provides at least some funds for services for low-income older adults or people with disabilities who have too many assets to qualify for Medicaid. AARP reports on how much each state spends on both multiservice and single-service programs. It also compares funding sources, eligibility criteria, services, cost management strategies, consumer direction, and other characteristics.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51967


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