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Real Choice Systems Change Grants: Compendium Fourth Edition

The Compendium contains basic information about each of the Real Choice Systems Change Grantees. The Compendium will help you learn more about how these grants will be used to allow more people of all ages with a disability or long term illness to live and participate in their communities. Real Choice Systems Change Grantees will also find the Compendium useful to identify other Grantees with similar goals and activities. The fourth edition of the Compendium replaces all previous editions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50491

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Redesigning Long-Term Care Systems Through Integrated Access And Services

This document compares 4 Area Agency on Aging (AAA) models on integrating access and services in CA, MA, OH, & ME. The programs each use AAAs as entryways to senior and LTC services. The sites differ in terms of the primary financing mechanisms and whether the effort was initiated at the state level and disseminated downward or at the local level and worked its way up. This report is 1 of 5 from the series Case Studies from the Aging Network: Health and Social Support Systems Integration.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50446

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Indiana Automated Case Management Software RFP

The Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA) released an RFP for a statewide-automated case management system that included case management, overall tracking & control of cases, person centered planning to formulate & monitor individually centered plans of service, management & control of provider claims, direct linkage to all state systems, outcome-related information, waiting list management to track unmet demands by type of service and individual, & electronic billing to include Medicaid.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50444

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Point of Entry Systems for Long-Term Care: State Case Studies

This report was prepared to inform the New York City Department for the Aging about other states’ long-term care (“LTC”) point of entry (“POE”) systems. The analysis and case studies in this report focus on the following topics: system structure and integration at the state and local levels, common elements of successful systems, and special features of each POE system.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50443

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Improving Long-Term Services and Supports: Making Medicaid Work for the 21st Century Issue Brief

Despite preference for community-based long-term care, spending & policy is biased toward institutional services. More flexible policies were passed in 1981, when coverage was extended to non-medical services for people who meet criteria. States still must obtain a waiver for community-based services, and the law requires that Medicaid programs provide institutional care. As a result, policymakers face challenges when creating balanced systems that offer access to quality service choices.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50424

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South Carolina Access Plus Survey Tools

The South Carolina ADRC also known as South Carolina Access Plus has developed a number of checklists and surveys to evaluate a variety of program outcomes. The Access Training is an introduction to the program. The Customer Service Training assesses staff opinion on customer service training sessions. The Level Outcome Checklist assesses staff opinion on how well the program is achieving systems-level outcomes. The Progress Checklist assesses staff opinion on collaborating with stakeholders.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50398

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Aging and Disability Resource Center Initiative: Streamlining Access to Long Term Care

This presentation from the November 2004 Gerontological Society of America Conference discusses how the ADRC Iniative will develop a national framework for and implement a single point of entry system in states that will help streamline access to long-term care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50396

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Aging and Disability Resource Centers: One Contact for Easy to Access Long-Term Support Services

This article was prepared for the TASH Connections newsletter and it highlights the ADRC initiative. Aging and Disability Resource Centers, or “Resource Centers”, are designed to reduce the confusion often experienced in the search for appropriate long-term community supports. The three-year Resource Center grants given to 24 states are part of the New Freedom Initiative aimed at overcoming barriers to community living for people with disabilities of all ages.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50366

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Connecticut Has Opportunities for Independence, Choice and Empowerment (CHOICE): A C-PASS Grant

In October 2003, the Connecticut Department of Social Services, in collaboration with the Real Choice Steering Committee, which includes Consumers, State agencies and the University of Connecticut A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service, received a three-year grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement CHOICE (Connecticut Has Opportunities for Independence, Choice and Empowerment).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50358

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