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Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments: Interim Evaluation Report

As part of Mathematica’s ongoing evaluation project of section 1115 demonstrations, they have released their interim findings on the DSRIP program. This report shows quantitative evidence of DSRIP motivating positive provider actions, but the program’s impact on outcomes is still unclear. Mathematica aims to release a final report on the effectiveness of DSRIP in 2019.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70412

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Electronic Visit Verification: Implications for States, Providers, and Medicaid Participants

This report describes key considerations and policy decisions that states should consider as they work to implement EVV systems in accordance with the mandate included in the 21st Century Cures Act. The paper also examines different approaches that states may wish to use to establish EVV within their HCBS programs, and discusses some of the benefits and challenges associated with each approach. Lastly, it includes case studies of four states with existing EVV systems.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70393

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Taking It to the Next Level: Using Innovative Strategies to Expand Options for Self-Direction

This report from AARP's Public Policy Institute is part of a series of papers focusing on innovative strategies. It explores the benefits of self-directed care and looks at best practices used in Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Florida. The report also provides a toolkit for educational and training purposes to help states improve and expand upon their self-directed LTSS programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70341

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National Beneficiary Survey: Disability Statistics, 2015

The National Beneficiary Survey (NBS) supplements the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) records by providing extensive additional data on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries’ and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients’ employment efforts. This publication released in March 2018 presents statistical information about beneficiaries and their employment experiences as gathered in the 2015 survey.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70330

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The Growth of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs: 2017 Update

CMS recently released a 2017 update to its 2012 MLTSS inventory, compiled by Truven Health Analytics. This study reviewed available information about the status of Medicaid MLTSS programs, and provides updates on the prevalence of MLTSS programs, total enrollment, and specific program design elements as of August 2017. The report surveys the landscape of MLTSS programs across the country, provides detailed summaries of each MLTSS program, and identifies national trends.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70315

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MIPPA Resources

These resources are intended to be used for education and outreach to raise awareness about the availability of Medicare benefits for low-income beneficiaries, namely the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) and the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help) program. These outreach materials include posters to educate Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities about the low-income subsidies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70296

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Demonstrating and Measuring Quality in the New Managed LTSS Paradigm

Demonstrating value through the quality of your AAA or CBO services can be an effective way to build and expand new business relationships. This presentation, part of n4a’s 2017 annual conference, focuses on the types of measures you can easily report on, and also how you can provide upstream benefits by impacting the measures that health plans must report on and be evaluated by.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70200

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