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A New Way of Looking at Private Pay Affordability of Long-Term Services and Supports

The affordability of private pay services is an important component of LTSS system performance. This Insight on the Issues presents data on private pay affordability for every state and more than 400 markets in the U.S. There is wide variation in affordability between states and markets. Private pay nursing home care is not affordable for middle-income families. While less costly than nursing homes, home health care is still unaffordable for middle-income older people at typical levels of use.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53284

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What Works for Health Website

This web link is an online, searchable menu of policies and programs -each with a rating based on strength of evidence for factors that can help make communities healthier places to live, learn, work and play. Each of the policies, such as increased alcohol taxes, for example, and programs, such as early childhood interventions, included in What Works for Health is given evidence rating to help guide users toward choosing proven strategies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53280

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Evaluation of Waivers Granted Under WIA: Finding from Interviews with 20 States Final Interim Report

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is the largest source of federally-funded employment and training services. WIA allows states to apply for waivers of WIA regulations to provide greater flexibility in serving the needs of local populations. The Department of Labor approved more than 750 state-requested waivers of statutory and regulatory requirements between 2008-2010. This report evaluates selected waivers during the time period to examine the possible effects of waiver implementation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53277

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Medicaid Long-Term Care: Information Obtained by States about Applicants’ Assets Varies and May Be Insufficient

The Senate Finance Committee asked GAO to analyze states' requirements and practices for assessing the financial eligibility of applicants for Medicaid long-term care coverage. This report presents findings on the extent to which states (1) require documentation on assets from applicants, (2) obtain information from third parties to verify applicants' assets, and (3) obtain information about applicants' assets that could be used to implement eligibility-related DRA provisions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53272

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Across the States 2012: Profiles of Long Term Services and Supports

Published for the past 18 years, the Across the States series was developed to help inform policy discussions among public and private sector leaders in long-term services and supports throughout the U.S. Across the States 2012 presents comparable state-level and national data for more than 140 indicators, drawn together from a wide variety of sources into a single reference. This publication presents up-to-date data and is displayed in easy-to-use maps, graphics, tables, and state profiles.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53267

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AoA Evidence-based Disease and Disability Prevention Program

Funding support to states under the EBDDP program has been provided by AoA to empower older adults to take control of their health. In these programs, seniors learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle through increased self-efficacy and self-management behaviors. Classes are provided to older adults: In their own communities; In familiar non-clinical settings, such as community centers; In peer learning groups which provide support, socialization and reinforcement of positive health behavior changes

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53258

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Idaho Commission on Aging State Plan 2008-2012

This document describes the State of Idaho’s plan on aging in accordance to Older Americans Act requirements. The plan describes the mission, organization, and strategies of Idaho’s Commission on Aging (ICOA) to coordinate services for older adults that allow them to retain their autonomy. Amongst some of the goals for FY08-12 is increasing awareness and access to services, enabling seniors to remain in their homes as well as work in their communities through voluntary networks.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53204

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Effectiveness of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs

This report serves as a follow-up to the 1995 Institute on Medicine (IOM) report which argued for an ombudsman program to address the quality of care in long-term institutional settings. This study investigates the role and effectiveness of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (LTCOPs) in improving care. Surveys with all states/territories reveal new findings on the structure of the program in different states as well as their own perceived effectiveness. Comprehensive data and analysis.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53184

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Status of States’ Dual Demonstration Grants

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided funding and technical assistance to states to develop state plans' to coordinate care for dual eligibles, persons eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. This chart shows the status of those states selected for the Dual Demonstration grants, the model chosen, and target implementation. It also includes links to each state's plan.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53127

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Medicare-Medicaid Enrollee State Profiles

Today there are over 9 million Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in the United States. To provide a greater understanding of the Medicare-Medicaid enrollee population, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has put together individual State profiles that examine the demographic characteristics, utilization, and spending patterns of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and the programs that serve them in each State. Also review the National Summary Profile.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53123

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