Medicaid Buy-In

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Understanding Medicaid Buy-in: A Tool to Advance Employment for People with Disabilities

ACL, CMS, and the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) have released a Q&A document to help grantees, stakeholders, and self-advocates better understand the Medicaid buy-in program. The Medicaid buy-in program includes Medicaid eligibility groups that serve workers with disabilities who are earning income and whom states may charge premiums as a condition of Medicaid eligibility.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71620

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Enrollment, Employment, and Earnings in the Medicaid Buy-In Program, 2011

This is one in a series of annual reports on participation in the Medicaid Buy-In program. It provides updates on both national- and state-level trends in enrollment, employment, and earnings among the 35 reporting Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) states with a Buy-In program in 2011. Additionally, it addresses recent changes to state program rules and policies, and identifies factors that have affected recent Buy-In program enrollment, as reported by the states in an annual questionnaire.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66297

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2015 Red Book

The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.The book is a guide to Work Incentives and other disability-related policies and programs, like Ticket to Work.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66163

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Which Medicaid Buy-In Participants Use SSA Work Supports?

This issue brief revisits the use of SSA work supports among the nearly three-quarters of Buy-In Participants who also receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). To better understand who might benefit most from program outreach, this report explores variation in use rates by age, education, and disabling health condition. It also examines the relationship between work-support use, employment, and earnings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53342

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Barriers to Use of Workplace Personal Assistance Services to Support Employment in California

Providing personal assistance services (PAS) in the workplace (WPAS) is one approach to support the employment of individuals with disabilities. This study examined the implementation of Medicaid WPAS by collecting & analyzing telephone interview data from key informants selected from county & public authority officials in California in 2010. The results showed that less than a fraction of 1% of individuals with disabilities who used Medicaid personal care services used the services at work.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53095

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Communicating the Value of Integrated Care to Stakeholders

This policy brief is part of Center for Health Care Strategies’ Technical Assistance for Dual Eligible Integrated Care Demonstrations program, made possible through The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund. Through this program, CHCS is helping demonstration states develop and implement integrated-care models for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53014

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Housing Alliance of North Dakota

How does North Dakota ensure that all individuals have access to a decent, safe, affordable, and accessible place to live? Navigate the attachments to learn more about their Housing Alliance program, a statewide organization of individuals and housing and client service professionals, working to identify and address unmet housing needs in the state. Attached is their website and other outreach materials.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52828

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