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Medicaid 1915(c) Waiver Expenditures: 2011 Update

This report is the latest in a series on expenditures for Medicaid waivers authorized under Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, also known as home and community-based services waivers. For the first time, the tables include state-reported data for 1915(c) waiver services provided through managed care programs that are not identifiable in the state CMS 64 reports. Thomson Reuters collected these data for FY 2008 and FY 2009.

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Federal Financing of Supported Employment and Customized Employment for People with Mental Illnesses: Final Report

A review of the federal financing mechanisms used by state agencies to implement the evidence-based employment models ( IPS and CE) come with the recognition that the federal financing of employment services for people with serious mental illness is a shared responsibility across multiple federal agencies. Improvements in this shared responsibility can lead to more effective support for these evidence-based employment models at the state and local levels.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52967

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Adult Day Services/Adult Day Health: Financial Viability and Scope of Services Provided Under Medicaid Waivers

Looking to better understand how states pay for adult day services through the Medicaid program? Comparing adult day services to other LTC provider types, adult day tends to be the most cost effective providers within the waiver or State Plan. This report looks at the scope of services provided by adult day and relates the clinical complexity of the care provided with the Medicaid reimbursement. Analyze the growth of programs in relation to the reimbursement and scope of services provided.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52920

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Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Care: Toward More Home- and Community-Based Options

National policymakers and state Medicaid leaders are paying greater attention to better management of long-term supports and services (LTSS). A combination of factors presents state purchasers with significant opportunities to improve care and control costs by better coordinating and managing the full continuum of long-term care services. In this new publication series, states explore and understand emerging options. Review data and options for transforming long-term-care programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52796

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Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program - Texas

Texas is using its MFP Demonstration to address some of the obstacles to relocation and successful access to community living through interagency collaboration, development of the necessary infrastructure to support relocation, and utilization of evidence-based practices. Attached find two presentations delivered at the 2010 HCBS conference, as well as links to the program’s on-line proposal and operational protocol.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52722

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Turning Straw into Gold: Harnessing HCBS Networks as a Provider Network Strategy for Global Health Reform

Market approaches must become flexible with broader access to alternate providers and services such as HCBS. In the past, HCBS networks have been expensive to build and at times unwieldy to manage without sufficient dedicated resources. This presentation, which was delivered as the keynote for the September 2010 Medicaid Management Care Congress in Washington, DC., reviews the critical challenges to overcome for success in using HCBS as a strategy to extend care access.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52716

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Health Care Reform Improves Access to Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services – Fact Sheet

How does ACA provide new financial incentives for states, and create opportunities within existing programs to promote Medicaid HCBS for older persons and adults with disabilities? The number and variety of new options, combined with the prospect of additional federal funds, may give some states added flexibility in balancing their LTC system. Read this fact sheet which enumerates the new programs and modifications to existing ones.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52690

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Medicaid HCBS Waiver Expenditures FY 2004 through FY 2009

This report is the latest in a series of annual reports that present expenditures data for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers authorized under Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act. Table 1 presents reported Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 expenditures for each HCBS waiver in effect during that year. Table 2 presents HCBS waiver expenditures data from FY 2004 through FY 2009 by state. The remaining tables present data according to the populations served in waivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52647

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Resources and Benefits for Caregivers

Find a listing of caregiver services drawn from numerous sources by DHHS’ New Freedom Initiative Subcommittee on Caregiving members, speakers and other stakeholders. The list is not intended to be exhaustive or all-inclusive. It includes several programs developed to support the caregiver such as Caring From A Distance and the National Caregiver Alliance.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52604

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Providing Long Term Services and Supports in a Managed Care Delivery System: Enrollment Authorities and Rate Setting Techniques

While 1915(c) waivers are a prominent vehicle for the delivery of HCBS, they are not the only mechanism available to States. CMS developed a technical assistance paper that outlines the enrollment authorities that States may consider when designing managed HCBS programs, the review and approval process for each, and rate setting techniques that may be useful. The appendix offers a useful chart outlining the authorities, including their key flexibilities and limitations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52582


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