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Getting To Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage

This report examines data from the Disability Equality Index and identifies forty-five companies with strong leadership in areas specific to disability employment and inclusion. Accenture analyzed their financial performance and found that, on average over the four-year period, these companies had twenty-eight percent higher revenue, double the net income, and thirty percent higher economic profit margins than their peers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70876

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Evaluation of the Effect of the Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program on Participants’ Health Care Utilization

This report assesses the effectiveness of the Title III-C Nutrition Services Program (NSP) under the Older Americans Act. It describes the health and health care utilization of congregate meal and home-delivered meal participants. The report also examines overall wellness measured using longer-term outcomes related to health and avoidance of institutionalization.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70875

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Elder Abuse Annual Research Compilation

NCEA has published their newest Elder Abuse Annual Research Compilation. This reference guide contains the latest primary and secondary literature related to elder abuse. Prominent areas of research highlighted in this compilation include financial, physical, psychological, sexual abuse and neglect, long-term care issues, and policy and intervention.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70862

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Has the Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws

This report assesses the degree to which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Access Board have addressed the recommendations issued in the 2000 NCD report, "Promises to Keep: A Decade of Federal Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act". NCD also uses the framework developed in this previous report to evaluate how various agencies implement and enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal disability rights laws and programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70860

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States Focus on Quality and Outcomes Amid Waiver Changes: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019

This recently released report examines the reforms, policy changes, and initiatives that occurred in FY 2018 and those adopted for implementation for FY 2019. The report focuses on changes in eligibility, managed care and delivery system reforms, long-term services and supports, provider payment rates and taxes, covered benefits, and pharmacy and opioid strategies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70859

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A comparison of nursing home usage in states with and without Medicaid Managed LTSS

This study from Milliman highlights the success that MLTSS programs have had in reducing institutional care for older adults and people with disabilities compared to states operating a fee for service system, both in absolute numbers as well as the acuity level of consumers receiving services in nursing facilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70858

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Understanding and Working with Adult Protective Services

This three-part brief provides information on how collaborating with APS can help older adults and adults with disabilities who are subjected to abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Part one gives a general overview of APS, including program functions, policies, and practices. The second part covers APS abuse reporting, intake, screening, triaging, and investigation processes. The third and final section of this brief focuses on the importance of collaborating with APS during interventions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70857

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Elder Justice Compendium

The Elder Justice Compendium is a resource hub for civil legal aid attorneys and advocates working with older adults. The Compendium provides an overview of existing resources that are available to attorneys who are assisting victims of elder abuse. It is divided into different topic sections with a brief introduction to each subject area followed descriptions of available resources. Example topic areas include guardianship, scams, and client-centered advocacy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70849

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August 2018 Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released their monthly report for August 2018 on Medicaid and CHIP application, eligibility determination, and enrollment data. This report includes point-in-time data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the number of applications submitted directly to Medicaid and CHIP agencies, the number of eligibility determinations made on these applications, and the total number of individuals enrolled in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70848

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Three-Year Effects of the Youth Transition Demonstration Projects

This Social Security Bulletin evaluates the effects of the Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) from 2005-2014. This evaluation used participant surveys and administrative data from 5,103 individuals in six project sites to measure the effects of YTD one and three years post enrollment. The analysis found statistically significant positive impacts on employment rates in three sites during the third post enrollment year.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70846

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