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The Social Security Administration\'s Efforts to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities: New Solutions for Old Problems

The National Council on Disability released a new report with recommendations on improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities receiving Social Security benefits. The major reasons cited for the extreme underutilization of these work incentives by beneficiaries were lack of knowledge on work incentives and the complex and hard-to-grasp nature of the incentives for even those who were aware of them. The report further discussed ideas for policy and procedural modifications.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50792

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Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Data Update - July 2005

Over the last four years, the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has been tracking the national development of the three main Medicaid HCBS programs that states can operate: (1) optional 1915(c) HCBS waivers, (2) the mandatory home health benefit, and (3) the optional state plan personal care services benefit. This brief presents expenditures and participant data on all three Medicaid HCBS programs and findings from the survey of policies on 1915(c) waivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50672

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Using Medicaid to Support Working Age Adults with Serious Mental Illness in the Community: A Handbook

Medicaid is the major public payer of community services and supports for working age adults with serious mental illnesses. This handbook explains how existing Medicaid options and waivers are used by states to finance a broad range of community services and supports for adults with serious mental illnesses, and demonstrates what aspects of state-of-the art community services and supports for this population are funded by Medicaid.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50640

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Comprehensive Assessment Reporting Evaluation (CARE) tool

Washington’s automated, comprehensive, person centered assessment and planning tool measures the personal care needs of anyone receiving services at home or in a residential setting and develops a care plan. The tool contains 60 different screens, some relate to risk. Participant selects a service setting and then the program computes eligibility, need and a service plan that crosses settings. The package contains: CARES Training Manual, CARES Assessment, Eligibility & Rates for LTC Services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50467

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California State Medicare - CalMedicare.org Website

CalMedicare.org provides information about Medicare in California. Medicare, the federal health insurance program, covers most people age 65 or older, some people under age 65 with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease. Learn about basic Medicare topics, such as eligibility, coverage, Medicare HMOs, Medicare and disabilities, and billing and claims.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49865

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