Long-Term Care

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Dirigo Health Reform Act: Addressing Health Care Costs, Quality, and Access in Maine

In June ‘03, Maine Gov. Baldacci signed into law the Dirigo Health Reform Act. A major premise behind the law is that successful health care reform must address cost, quality, & access simultaneously & with equal vigor. Named for Maine's motto: To Lead-the program is designed to guarantee health coverage by ‘09 to those who cannot afford insurance. The ME Governor’s Office of Health Policy & Finance (GOHPF) has partnered with NASHP to develop issue briefs keeping states abreast of the reform.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49725

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Planning Tools for Assisting Individuals to Transition from Nursing Homes to Community Living

The tools in this section, developed by the Michigan Department of Community Health, are intended to help ensure effectiveness and thoroughness. These tools focus on person centered planning and transition planning. Included are timelines and worksheets on housing, transportation, employement, and many other topics.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49724

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Request for Proposals - Ohio Access Success Project

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purpose of identifying a vendor to develop and implement the Ohio Access Success Project. This is a nursing facility transition pilot project in which targeted individuals who are aged or cognitively, sensory or physically disabled and who have been residing in a nursing facility have an opportunity to choose to transition from that setting to a community-based one.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49723

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Long-Term Care: Workforce Issues for States in a Changing Society

The attached presentation entitled \"Long-Term Care: Workforce Issues for States in a Changing Society\" which was given by Robyn I. Stone, Dr.P.H. during the annual NASHP conference in Philadelphia from August 4-6. The presentation looks at who the long term care workers are and implications for the field.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49718

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State Assisted Living Policy 2002

This is The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) report entitled State Assisted Living Policy 2002. This comprehensive report examines current regulations and Medicaid reimbursement policies for assisted living facilities in each of the 50 states. The report includes detailed comparisons of state policy and a summary of each state's assisted living regulations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49708

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2003 CMS Conference Presentations

The Living and Working in the Community 2003 conference, sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was held March 4-5, 2003. Participants included Medicaid grantees, consumers, advocates, Federal and State representatives, providers, and academics. The link provide here will direct you to the presentations from this conference. Topics include: Quality assurance, nursing facility transition, mental health, single point of entry, workforce issues and housing issues.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49707

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GAO Report: Federal Oversight of Growing Medicaid HCBS Waivers Should Be Strengthened

The United States General Accounting Office study conducted on home and community based long-term care that is supported by Medicaid waivers. The population that they focused upon was older adults. The reasons for the study were to look at trends in uses of Medicaid waiver programs, to review quality assurance approaches used by states in their administration of the waivers, and to determine the adequacy of federal oversight of the waivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49703


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