Eligibility

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Consumer Direction of Personal Assistance Services Programs in Medicaid: Insights from Enrollees in Four States

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured supported this focus group project of adults with disabilities in 4 states, who are enrolled in Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services programs. This research was undertaken to learn about Medicaid enrollees’ experiences in the program and their opinions about key features of the program including recruitment issues and degree of responsibility over services. Ways to improve upon the programs were also identified.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51535

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Consumer Direction of Personal Assistance Services in Medicaid: A Review of Four State Programs

Consumer direction of personal assistance services (CD-PAS) is one model of service delivery that gives Medicaid beneficiaries varying degrees of control over hiring, scheduling, training, and paying personal care attendants. Program administrators, experienced with the programmatic features of CD-PAS in their state, were interviewed. Eligibility criteria, participant support services, and method of financial management used by Medicaid beneficiaries to pay direct care workers are discussed.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51533

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WorkAbility Evaluation Report

New Jersey WorkAbility was implemented in February 2001 and extends basic Medicaid coverage to working-age residents who are employed, have a permanent disability, and have income and asset levels below specified thresholds. Find an evaluation of this program, including a description of current and former enrollees, an evaluation of the program focused on employment variables, earning trends and more, and a series of recommendations for the future.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51521

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Palliative Care Program Outreach Materials & Forms

The Ticket to Work Palliative Care program is a demonstration project to provide palliative care interventions to help Nebraskans with disabilities address pain, symptoms and psychosocial issues that create a barrier to employment. Included are the Pilot Application Cover Letter, Consent Form and Assessment Forms. The website for Nebraska Ticket to Work is also attached.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51498

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It Doesn’t Take a Rocket Scientist to Understand & Use Social Security Work Incentives: A Manual for Social Security Work Incentives Training

This training manual provides a basic overview of Work Incentives and their parent programs. Title II Work Incentive Programs, such as Trail Work Period and Extended Period Eligibility, are discussed. Additionally, Title XVI Work Incentives, such as Blind Work Incentives and Plans for Achieving Self Support, are explained.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51445

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Medicare Part D Survey of MaineCare Workers with Disabilities Dual Eligibles: Experience Before and During Transition

In 2006, Maine’s Medicaid Infrastructure Grant was awarded funds to provide outreach about Medicare’s new prescription drug coverage to MaineCare Workers with Disabilities Option dual eligible members. Methods for raising awareness and education about the transition to Medicare Part D were implemented. To identify the usefulness of outreach efforts and to learn about experiences with transitioning prescription drug coverage, a telephone survey was conducted. A report highlights the findings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51444

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Increasing Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities in Maine

The CHOICES CEO (Comprehensive Employment Opportunities) online newsletter, Working Together, focuses on Maine’s efforts to increase work opportunities for people with disabilities. Additionally, a brochure on MaineCare, a health insurance program for people with disabilities in Maine, includes information on benefits, qualifications, and local resources for the MaineCare option.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51443

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