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2014 State of the States in Aging and Disabilities

In 2014, ADvancing States surveyed state aging and disability agencies regarding the significant policy, fiscal, and operational issues occurring within each state. The survey collected detailed information about the structure of agencies, the supports provided, and the populations served by aging and disability agencies. Of particular interest is the summary of services provided in Medicaid waivers across the country. All of this information is presented in the charts accompanying this document.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65688

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Analysis of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

Bowles and Simpson, the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform drafted their recommendations to achieve fiscal sustainability. This analysis provides an overview of the commission’s formation, its structure and recommendations, and its potential impact on the aging and disability networks. The report’s legislative recommendations have implications for Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS), and more.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53149

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Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: 2012 Report to the President

This report provides background on MLTSS to brief the intellectual and developmental disability community, as well as the President and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, on managed care and changes in LTSS administration so that they may take action and influence outcomes. The report also contains a number of recommendations related to disability stakeholder engagement, choice and self-determination, consumer protections and rights and quality measurement.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53399

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Home and Community-Based Waivers for Respite Support

This compilation includes information about state 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Medicaid waivers, which provides the largest federal source of funding assistance for respite. New waiver tables have been added to this compendium for the following states: DC, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Individual tables were also added to the Search Results pages for each of these states in the National Respite Locator under Respite Funding and Eligibility.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53348

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National Summary of State Medicaid Managed Care Programs - 2011

This report is composed annually by the Data and Systems Group (DSG) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It provides descriptions of the states’ Medicaid managed care programs as of July 1, 2011. The report is organized by 1915(b), 1115, 1932(A), 1915(A), Concurrent 1915(B/C), Concurrent 1915(A/C), 1932, 1937, and PACE programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53320

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Arkansas State Plan on Aging FY 2012-2015

This document sets forth Arkansas’ State Unit on Aging (SUA)’s mission and goals and how it plans to pursue these. Many of the community-based services include Older Americans Act Unit, Home and Community-Based Waiver Services, Adult Protective Services, and Aging and Disability Resource Center. The mission is to promote informed access to quality health services. The Plan includes a description of Arkansas demographics as well as a funding formula for local agencies serving these populations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53194

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Assisted Living and Residential Care in the States in 2010

Review additional discussion of assisted living and residential care in the states, and learn more detailed data on assisted living and residential care capacity. Assisted living and other residential settings represent a critical component of the LTSS system for older adults who cannot live alone, but do not require the skilled care provided by nursing homes. In 2010, states reported a total of 51,367 licensed residential care settings with a total capacity of 1,233,690 beds.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53146

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Oversight of Quality of Care in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Programs

States provide long-term care services in homes and community-based settings through 1915(c) home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver programs. To ensure strong oversight of waiver programs, this report reviews documents from CMS's most recent quality review of waiver programs from 25 States, as well as information gathered from structured interviews with staff from the 10 CMS regional offices. The report also identify five recommendations to meet assurances related to quality of care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53133

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A National Review of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism spectrum disorders are among the fastest-growing developmental disability diagnosis in the US. This growing number highlights the need to learn more about the services & supports that are currently available for adults with ASD, & consider those that will be needed throughout their adult lifespan. The purpose of the study was to investigate how people with ASD are being served across states in HCBS, including service eligibility, state trends specific to autism services & lessons learned.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53094

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