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Community Living Exchange Newsletter #2 September 2004

This is the second in a series of newsletters produced at the Exchange to provide assistance to our CMS Real Systems Change grantees. This newsletter is produced biannually. Topics include: Connecting the Dots: Maryland; Money Follows the Person: Grantee Meeting in Nevada; Information Technology (IT) Systems Survey for Single Point of Entry; Housing Work Group Established for Real Choice Grantees; Children’s Mental Health Audio Conference.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50570

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AD Waiver Monitoring Nurse Tools and Database - West Virginia

The WV QA/QI grant designed and developed database as a monitoring tool. This entry includes 5 provider quality monitoring tools: Case Management, Client Home Visit, Homemaker, Personnel Files, Site (Case Management or Homemaker). The database was created by Donna Brewer, Database Administration at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at WV University for the Quality Assurance & Improvement Project. The Bureau for Medical Services is the lead agency & the grant was funded by WV CMS

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50548

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Business Case for the Critical Incident System for Disability Services

Texas QA/QI grantees have shared their Business Case for a Critical Incident System. This document outlines system recommendations, objectives and potential constraints and is a helpful resource for any state trying to present a business case to its budget office. This document provides the background to support an executive management decision to commit resources to conduct an in-depth study to determine scope and cost for the development of a comprehensive critical incident management system.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50539

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Ohio Comprehensive Assessment and Review Tool (CART) Scope and Deliverables

Ohio has shared its Scope and Deliverables for its Comprehensive Assessment and Review Tool (CART) project. This document outlines the deliverables and timelines for the development of a generic data entry tool that will be used by the various business units currently performing quality assurance activities at the state level.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50535

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Introduction to Communication Boards Designed for the Transition Process

This guide was created as a resource to help you learn more about communication boards and how/when to use them. The boards in this kit were designed for a specific communication interaction, an intake interview to consider transition of an individual out of a nursing home. This handout provides a brief summary of the communication boards provided and some background information for you as you use the boards.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50452

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Adaptive Environments Website

Adaptive Environments is committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages & abilities. Their work balances expertise in legally required accessibility with promotion of best practices in human centered or universal design. Projects vary from local to international and are characterized by collaboration and user participation. Visit the website to see resources, conference materials, news and case studies about universal design.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50433

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CMS Letter: Software for the Participant Experience Survey (PES) – Elderly/Disabled Version

This communication is part of CMS’ on-going effort to share information about developments in the field that positively impact the quality of services & supports provided through the Medicaid HCBS program. Participant Experience Survey (PES) – Elderly/Disabled Software arrived with this memo. The software automatically calculates the indicators & generates a report. A link below provides information on how to obtain a copy. This letter is also referred to as HCBS Quality Communication #6.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50310

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On-line Consumer Decision Tools for Long Term Supports and Services

This page provides a list of links to Web sites that provide interactive on-line decision tools related to long term supports and services, as well as other topics of interest for seniors and people with disabilities. Links include: Long Term Care Planning Tool; Nursing Home Compare; Home Health Compare; Prescription Drug and Other Assistance Programs; CHEQ: Comprehensive Healthcare and Earnings Query; MN Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities; Care Planner; BenefitsCheckUp

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50275

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Wisconsin's Functional Screen for Multiple Populations

Wisconsin’s Functional Screen system is a web-based application used to collect information about an individual’s functional status, health, and need for assistance for various programs that serve the frail elderly and people with developmental or physical disabilities. The website includes numerous resources regarding both an adult and children's version.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50258

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