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Sustaining NFT: Covering Care Management.

During this teleconference on 11/10/2003, Mary Jean Duckett from CMS presented answers to the grantee question: \"How do we continue working with people in nursing homes after our grant ends.\" Three options were discussed: Transition can be covered as a service under the Home and Community-based waivers; as a targeted case management service under the state plan or reimbursed as an administrative activity.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49858

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Promising Practices in HCBS: Ohio- Increasing Timely Access to Services

A home and community-based services program in Ohio is using electronic communication between case managers and providers to streamline identification of service providers for program participants. Program staff have found electronic communication greatly reduces the time required to find available providers when compared with telephone or fax communication. This report explores the interventions, implications, and impact of using electronic communication.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49850

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Promising Practices in HCBS: Rhode Island- Case Management that Follows Offenders Out the Prison Gates

This report describes Rhode Island’s Project Bridge, which provides services for HIV-positive ex-offenders ranging from rides to medical appointments to assistance addressing legal, housing, substance abuse, and other problems. The report discusses the implementation and impact of the program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49846

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Promising Practices in HCBS: Illinois- Simplified Access for HCBS Waiver and Older Americans Act Services

This report describes how the State of Illinois simplifies access to home and community-based services for people with disabilities age 60 and older. Local Case Coordination Units coordinate eligibility determination and case management for Medicaid waiver services, state-funded home and community-based services, and Older Americans Act services. This report explains the implementation and impact of this program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49837

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Workforce Strategies: Introducing Peer Mentoring in Long-Term Care Settings

This issue introduces long-term care providers to peer mentoring, an innovative strategy that has been shown to significantly improve retention among direct-care workers. Implementing peer mentor programs at home care agencies and in nursing facilities, we identify the benefits of mentoring programs, define the peer mentor’s role, discuss critical mentoring skills, & outline the key design elements that long-term care organizations need to consider when developing their own peer mentor programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49836

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Promising Practices in HCBS: South Carolina- Improving Responsiveness of Service Managers to Persons\' Needs

This report describes how the State of South Carolina is addressing a problem of inconsistency between an individual’s needs and the service plans developed to meet identified needs. South Carolina added a feature to its automated Case Management System that reminds case managers of needs identified in the assessment that may potentially be included in the service plan. The report details the interventions, implications, and impact of this automated system.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49834

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Advocating for Reasonable Accommodation and Modification with Public Housing Authorities

A presentation overview of Public Housing Authorities and accessing Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications. PHAs administer 3.2 million government subsidized housing resources for low income households and people with disabilities must have an equal opportunity to participate in PHA programs. Presented at the Midwest Regional Housing Forum by Ann O'Hara.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49829

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