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The Potential Impact of the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Home and Community-Based Services Spending

The Community Living Policy Center reviewed the effects of the Better care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) should it pass. Upon review, they conclude that had it been implemented in the mid-2000s then it would have reduced Federal reimbursments becuase of the proposed caps.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69573

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Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural America: A Lifeline for Children, Families, and Communities

University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the University of North Carolina NC Rural Health Research Program (NC RHRP) studies the effects of Medicaid on rural areas and small towns as opposed to dense metropolitan areas. Since the implementation of the ACA, those who are covered by insurance have noticeably increased the number of Americans who are insured.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69564

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H.R. 1628: The American Health Care Act (AHCA)

On May 26th, 2017 the Congressional Research Service released their report on H.R. 1628: The American Health Care Act (AHCA) that was passed in the House on May 4th, 2017. This report provides an overview of all the AHCA provisions. It also discusses how the bill includes a number of provisions that would repeal or modify parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69510

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ADvancing States Primer on the ACA and LTSS

ADvancing States released a document summarizing the major components of the ACA that impact the provision of long-term services and supports (LTSS) to older adults and people with disabilities. These provisions may not be impacted by a repeal of the ACA, but some proposals include restriction or elimination of programs that provide these services and supports.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69202

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Medicaid & CHIP: November 2016 Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations, and Enrollment Report

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their monthly report for November 2016 on Medicaid and CHIP application, eligibility determination, and enrollment data. States provide data to CMS on factors related to key application, eligibility, and enrollment processes using the Medicaid and CHIP Performance Indicator Project. The data is then used to inform CMS on the operations of the programs in each state and to share state performance data publicly.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69153

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Medicaid & CHIP: October 2016 Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations, and Enrollment Report

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their monthly report for October 2016 on Medicaid and CHIP application, eligibility determination, and enrollment data. States provide data to CMS on factors related to key application, eligibility and enrollment processes using the Medicaid and CHIP Performance Indicator Project. The data is then used to inform CMS on the operations of the programs in each state and to share state performance data publicly.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69039

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Medicaid & CHIP: September 2016 Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations, and Enrollment Report

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their monthly report for September 2016 on Medicaid and CHIP application, eligibility determination, and enrollment data. States provide data to CMS on factors related to key application, eligibility and enrollment processes using the Medicaid and CHIP Performance Indicator Project. The data is then used to inform CMS on the operations of the programs in each state and to share state performance data publicly.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68959

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Medicaid & CHIP: August 2016 Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations, and Enrollment Report

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their monthly report for August 2016 on Medicaid and CHIP application, eligibility determination, and enrollment data. States provide data to CMS on factors related to key application, eligibility and enrollment processes using the Medicaid and CHIP Performance Indicator Project. The data is then used to inform CMS on the operations of the programs in each state and to share state performance data publicly.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68817

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Patient-Centered Medical Homes and the Care of Older Adults: How Comprehensive Care Coordination, Community Connections, and Person-Directed Care Can Make a Difference

The Patient Centered Medical Home Network of The John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Initiative released a new paper titled, "Patient-Centered Medical Homes and the Care of Older Adults: How comprehensive care coordination, community connections, and person-directed care can make a difference.”

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68579

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Medicaid HCBS Settings Regulations and Adult Services

During calendar year 2015, ADvancing States engaged in a collaboration with the DentaQuest Foundation to identify and promote effective oral health interventions for older adults and people with physical disabilities. This initiative involved collaborating with partners from the dental, aging, and disability fields in order to increase knowledge regarding issues and challenges related to dental services for older adults and people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68570

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