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Fully Functioning Single Entry Point Systems/Aging and Disability Resource Centers

This report introduces a set of criteria that were developed to assist states measure and assess their progress toward developing fully functioning Single Entry Point Systems (SEP)/ADRCs. These criteria and recommended metrics are intended to be applicable across different types of ADRC models.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53251

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A Challenge for States: Assuring Timely Access to Optimal Long-Term Services and Supports in the Community

The Medicaid program is a major payer for long-term services and supports (LTSS) in the United States, accounting for 40 percent of total spending for long-term services and supports. This brief highlights two important aspects of operations in states that affect access to LTSS in the community: efforts to provide accurate and timely information to consumers, and procedures to make Medicaid eligibility determinations quickly and efficiently.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52864

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Comprehensive Employment Services Grant Community Forums Summary - Michigan

This summary captures the results of a total of nine community forum events held to gather information on how employment services for people with disabilities in Michigan are perceived by individuals in three categories: consumers, agency professionals, and business leaders. The purpose of the community forums was to gather information on how employment services for people with disabilities are regarded. The information gathered may be helpful for states providing similar services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52816

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Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC): Federal and State Efforts to Guide Consumers Through the Long-Term Services and Supports Maze

The ADRC program’s purpose is to help people of all ages, disabilities, and income levels more easily access LTSS through single points of entry, make more efficient use of care options, and maximize the services available. This publication provides background on the evolution of ADRCs, their functions and implementation, grants to states, and state and federal evaluation efforts. It also points to selected issues in continuing ADRC implementation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52763

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Explaining Health Reform: Eligibility And Enrollment Processes For Medicaid, CHIP and Subsidies in the Exchange

Key provisions of the reform law offer a blueprint for tightly-coordinated and consumer-friendly eligibility and enrollment systems with seamless coverage as their goal. This brief summarizes key requirements that states face to construct enrollment systems that help people understand their options, use electronic data-matching and online processes, ensure that people obtain appropriate coverage, and support seamless transitions between coverage in the Exchanges.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52712

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Aging Strategic Alignment Project

Looking for profiles of each State’s Home-and Community-Based Service (HCBS) programs? This project report covers the components of HCBS programs under multiple funding streams. It includes an overview of findings from cross-state comparisons with accompanying tables and charts and individual profiles of 48 states and Washington, DC. The findings are intended to provide states with information that can help guide their efforts to expand and improve HCBS programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52112

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2001 to FY 2004 Systems Change Grants: Summary Final Report

The purpose of this report is fourfold: 1) to present a brief overview of the results of the Systems Change grants awarded from FY 2001 through FY 2004, 2) to describe the remaining challenges to community living that Grantees identified, 3) to provide Grantees’ recommendations for actions needed at the state and federal level to further improve their long-term care systems, and 4) to discuss the key lessons learned regarding factors that are needed to improve states’ long-term care systems.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52043

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2004 Grantees: Final Report

CMS awarded the fourth round of 3-year grants for RCSC in Sept 2004. Three categories of grants were awarded: Research and Demonstration grants (40), Technical Assistance grants (10), and Feasibility Study and Development grants (2). This report focuses on the outcomes and Enduring Systems Improvements in Housing, Comprehensive Systems Reform, Mental Health Systems Transformation, Quality, Rebalancing, and Family to Family Grantees.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52042

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2003 Grantees: Final Report

RTI is preparing a series of reports to document outcomes from the Systems Change grants. Divided into six parts, the first four provide an overview of the enduring improvements, continuing challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations of the 48 Research & Demonstration Grantees, organized by the four types of grants: CPASS, MFP, IP, & QA/QI. Part 5 provides summaries of the FTF Grants. Part 6 reviews the Respite for Adults and Children and Community-Based Treatment Alternatives for Children.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52010

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