Aging/Older Adults

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Promising Practices in HCBS: Florida- Providing Managed Care Organizations with Financial Incentives to Expand Community Care and Limit Nursing Home Care

This report briefly describes a managed long-term care pilot project the State of Florida has initiated to test a Medicaid managed care program that includes incentives for coordinating acute and long-term care and for using less expensive, community-based alternatives to nursing homes for people age 65 or older with disabilities. This report includes background information and descriptions of the intervention, implementation, and impact.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49612

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Improving Quality in Community-Based Care Conference: \"Risk Planning Systems\"

These materials are from the national conference sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and held in Nashville on May 2-3, 2002. The goal of the conference was to provide an opportunity for information exchange among decision-makers in the design and implementation of quality management/improvement. This conference was designed to facilitate communication around quality management among state staff, federal agency staff, providers, and consumers/advocates.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49537

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Improving Quality in Community-Based Care Conference: \"Designing Meaningful Consumer Surveys\"

These materials are from the national conference sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and held in Nashville on May 2-3, 2002. The goal of the conference was to provide an opportunity for information exchange among decision-makers in the design and implementation of quality management/improvement. This conference was designed to facilitate communication around quality management among state staff, federal agency staff, providers, and consumers/advocates.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49536

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Promising Practices in HCBS: Pennsylvania- Resource Counseling and Financial Assitance for Informal Caregivers

This report describes the State of Pennsylvania’s Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), administered by the Department of Aging, that offers a comprehensive service package with specific funding and services for family caregivers. FCSP uses state & recently available federal funds to allow the caregiver to choose the services needed to help care for an older relative at home and provide financial assistance with out-of-pocket expenses. Early program evaluation found the services effective.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49522

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Rehabilitation and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

The goal of the Center highlighed on this site is to translate knowledge gained from research into practice through broad-based training, technical assistance, and dissemination to persons with mental retardation, their families, service providers, administrators and policy makers, advocacy groups, and the general community.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49495

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Careplanner: Website and State Medicaid Director letter

In this letter CMS introduces Medicaid Directors to Careplanner.org. If you are a senior or caregiver, you can use this site to enter information about your current living situation/preferences and then receive custom-tailored reports that help you decide between different living options. This free service is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49486

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