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Massachusetts Real Choice Presents: Consumer Involvement Strategies

Part of the Massachusetts Real Choice grants included community and consumer collaboration and input. The presentations work to introduce how the Real Choice grant aims to work on collaboration, integration collaboration into the pilot project, and review how consumer perspectives were used in the grant. Review the work and ideas on consumer involvement, the pilot evaluation and the consumer experience project.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51139

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Critical Incident Reports: Massachusetts

As part of the Massachusetts Independence Plus grant, the workgroup recognized there was a certain amount of risk associated with individualized budgeting. They devised a “Incident Reporting” System that would document any incidents (such as fall, funding problems, injuries) that would compromise the health of an individual with disabilities being served under the program. The forms were created to assist a future Massachusetts IP waiver and have not yet been adopted

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51138

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Minnesota’s Real Choice Systems Changes Grant Presentations: 2004

In September 2004, Minnesota’s Real Choice Systems Changes grantees presented at the Illinois 2004 Systems Change Seminar. Presentations covered the Minnesota’s Personal Assistance Care Program, QA/QI grant, ADRC grant, and its Senior Health Insurance Program. A variety of topics covered include quality assurance, stakeholder involvement and personal assisted services

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51127

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Illinois 2004 Systems Change Seminar

The following information was presented at the Illinois 2004 Systems Change Seminar. Topics presented included: trends in long-term care, progress on the Illinois Community-based Treatment Alternatives for Children (CTAC) grants, the Illinois Housing Development Authority and how its work pertains to persons with disabilities, and Michigan’s progress on its Real Choice Systems Change grants.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51126

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Questions and Answers about CSO\'s Housing Initiative

Community Service Options, Inc. (CSO), has put together this Question and Answer document regarding its housing initiative. This worksheet discusses independent living and “least restrictive” options for disabled and elderly persons, while including information about the limitations in eligibility for such housing. Finally, CSO discusses advocacy methods for increasing the availability of independent living options.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51121

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Application for a §1915 (c) HCBS Waiver - Version 3.5

The Medicaid Home and Community-Based services waiver program is authorized in §1915(c) of the Social Security Act. The program permits a State to furnish an array of services that assist beneficiaries to live in the community and avoid institutionalization. CMS recognizes design and operation features of a waiver program will vary depending on the specific needs of the target population, the resources available, service delivery system structure, State goals and objectives, and other factors.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51083

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Consumer Direction Initiatives of the FY 2001 and 2002 Grantees: Progress and Challenges

This paper discusses the activities of 11 grantees and the program and policy issues they have encountered. The paper’s primary purpose is to provide information that states and stakeholders will find useful when planning or implementing consumer-directed initiatives, whether through solely state-funded programs or the Medicaid program. In particular, the report highlights program and state and federal policy challenges and how Grantees are addressing them.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50932

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2006 CMS Systems Change Conference: Access to Community Living

The CMS Systems Change conference, Transforming Systems: Keys to Success was held April 10-12 in Baltimore. Presentations from the 2006 sessions are available in both PDF and text formats. Topics range from ideas on system transformation, stakeholder involvement, coalition building, strategic planning, sustaining systems change, and the Deficit Reduction Act. Full titles are listed in the keywords section.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50926

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State Activity Relating to \"Individual Budget\" Models of Long Term Care for the Elderly

The statehealthfacts.org had recently added a data on states who offer Individual Budget programs. Use this interactive guide to compare and review activities related to participant-directed care. Data includes the program type, program name, CMS waiver authority, includes elderly, and a status update. Current as of January 2006.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50901


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