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GAO Report: Federal Oversight of Growing Medicaid HCBS Waivers Should Be Strengthened

The United States General Accounting Office study conducted on home and community based long-term care that is supported by Medicaid waivers. The population that they focused upon was older adults. The reasons for the study were to look at trends in uses of Medicaid waiver programs, to review quality assurance approaches used by states in their administration of the waivers, and to determine the adequacy of federal oversight of the waivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49703

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Nursing Home Transition Programs-Conference Call

This teleconference is focused on nursing home transition issues for grantees of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Real Choice Systems Change Grant program. The conference discussed the CMS’ recently released State Medicaid Directors letter allowing home and community-based services waivers to cover nursing home relocation transition costs and the results of case studies conducted by MedStat of state nursing home transition programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49699

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Promoting Quality in Home and Community-Based Services: Audio Conference

A number of CMS grantees are working on quality assurance and improvement initiatives as part of their Community Living Grant activities. This audio conference was organized specifically to meet the needs of grantees who expressed great interest in hearing about what CMS requires for quality in community-based services, about promising practices and quality assurance and quality improvement and overall CMS goals for quality services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49695

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Participant Experience Survey and Workbook for Improving Quality Conference Call

This audio conference was organized specifically to meet the needs of grantees who expressed interest in hearing more about two CMS-sponsored tools designed to help states develop and refine their quality assurance and quality improvement systems. The two tools are the Participant Experience Survey and Workbook.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49693

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Options for Combining Medicaid LTC Funding and Expanding the Scope of LTC Services Teleconference

This purpose of this teleconference was to discuss options for combining Medicaid long term care funding and expanding the scope of long term care services. The call was organized in response to a need identified by a grantee and included states that were available and had relevant experience with the questions being raised.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49692

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