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This report fulfills NCD’s statutory mandate to annually report and make recommendations concerning the state of disability policy in the United States. Specifically, the 2014 Progress Report focuses on seven key areas: the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), employment access and inclusion, subminimum wage, education outcomes, Medicaid managed care, mental health care, and data trends in disability policy.
In 2014, ADvancing States surveyed state aging and disability agencies regarding the significant policy, fiscal, and operational issues occurring within each state. The survey collected detailed information about the structure of agencies, the supports provided, and the populations served by aging and disability agencies. Of particular interest is the summary of services provided in Medicaid waivers across the country. All of this information is presented in the charts accompanying this document.
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At the beginning of 2013, 16 states had Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) plans, with mandatory or voluntary enrollment. Target populations varied by state. In 13 states, MLTSS plan members were afforded the choice to participant-direct (PD) at least some HCBS services. Based on 5 in-depth state case studies expectations regarding availability and take-up of PD services in MLTSS varied as did methods of communicating expectations. PD varied from 1.2% in AZ to 24% in NM.
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This checklist is designed to help consumers and other stakeholders assess state Medicaid Managed LTSS. It is based on federal guidance released in May, Community Catalyst’s paper “Putting Consumers First: Promising Practices for Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports,” and stakeholder recommendations on meeting consumers’ needs.
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This guidance document is intended to provide guidance to states on how to apply the revised protocols for External Quality Review (EQR) of Medicaid managed care organizations, released in 2012, to managed long term services and supports (MLTSS) programs. Although the protocols already apply to MLTSS generally, this document offers specific suggestions to make their application to long term services and supports (LTSS) clearer and provides suggestions, examples and illustrations.
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