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Counseling/Fiscal Agent Initial Readiness Review Manual

Initial Readiness Review for Counseling/Fiscal Agent in Arkansas Cash and Counseling Demonstration. The purpose of the CFA Initial Readiness Review is to determine whether the vendor selected by the Division has developed and implemented the systems and policies and procedures necessary to act as a CFA in accordance with the provision of the State’s RFP and the CFA contract.

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Rehabilitation and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

The goal of the Center highlighed on this site is to translate knowledge gained from research into practice through broad-based training, technical assistance, and dissemination to persons with mental retardation, their families, service providers, administrators and policy makers, advocacy groups, and the general community.

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Independence Plus 1915 (c) Waiver Template

This is the Official CMS Template for 1915 (c)Waivers. This initiative expedites the ability of states to offer families with a member who requires long-term supports and services, or individuals who require long-term supports and services, greater opportunities to take charge of their own health and direct their own services. Families and individuals will exercise greater choice, control and responsibility for their services within cost neutral standards.

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Independence Plus 1115 Demonstration Template

This is the Official CMS 1115 Demonstration Template. This initiative expedites the ability of states to offer families with a member who requires long-term supports and services, or individuals who require long-term supports and services, greater opportunities to take charge of their own health and direct their own services. Families and individuals will exercise greater choice, control and responsibility for their services within cost neutral standards.

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Improving Quality in Community-Based Care Conference: \"Quality Improvement in Home Health Care\"

These materials are from the national conference sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and held in Nashville on May 2-3, 2002. The goal of the conference was to provide an opportunity for information exchange among decision-makers in the design and implementation of quality management/improvement. This conference was designed to facilitate communication around quality management among state staff, federal agency staff, providers, and consumers/advocates.

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Careplanner: Website and State Medicaid Director letter

In this letter CMS introduces Medicaid Directors to Careplanner.org. If you are a senior or caregiver, you can use this site to enter information about your current living situation/preferences and then receive custom-tailored reports that help you decide between different living options. This free service is funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Making Accessibility Real: Guidelines for Meetings, Conferences and Gatherings

This working document provides strategies for making meetings and conferences truly accessible. It includes guidelines for ensuring that appropriate accommodations are identified and provided with respect to meeting spaces and materials, communication, room and board, and transportation. The document also provides suggestions for responding to specific functional issues, as well as sample documents and a list of additional resources.

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