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Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Great Recession on Long-Term Services and Supports

The recession continues to affect state programs for older individuals and adults with physical disabilities. Demand for publicly funded services has grown, and resources, including staff, are stretched thin, according to this new 50-state study. 31 states have cut non-Medicaid aging and disability services programs in FY 2010, and 28 states were expecting to cut these programs in FY 2011. Find the research report, brief, video and compiled State profiles.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52789

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NewsCLIPS: Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) Programs – Summer 2007

HCBS.org NewsCLIPS highlights the important work related to Real Choice Systems Change Grantees. In each issue, we examine a topic related to home and community-based care by providing an overview of recent papers and publications. The Summer issues provides an overview of the reports available on the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) Program. The goal of the MIG program is to support people with disabilities in securing and sustaining competitive employment in an integrated setting.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51375

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Promising Practices: Managing the Care of People with Disabilities

The goal of this paper is to identify programs around the country associated with serving and coordinating the care of individuals with disabilities. CHPR conducted a literature search, a series of interviews with national experts, & a review of 6 promising practices. Included in the review: planning; implementation; eligibility; funding and authority; contracting; delivery system and services offered; care management and care coordination processes; evaluation and outcomes; and replication.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50536

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ADRC Project Consultant Job Description

This job description is for an ADRC Project Consultant for the Minnesota Board on Aging, Minnesota. The postion will provide the Aging and Adult Services Division and the Minnesota Board on Aging with grant administration leadership, coordination, and expertise for the Administration on Aging (AOA) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Aging and Disability Resource Center Grant.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50332

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You decide. Your help. Consumer Directed Video

Interested in how to use media to market your program? Minnesota has developed short video clips to make it easier for consumers to learn about “You Decide. Your Help.” The following video segments show viewers how to use the consumer directed service option to provide the help you need to continue to live at home. These clips give viewers the basic information on what the option is, who is eligible and who to contact for more information.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50992

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Disability and Health Data System (DHDS)

This innovative disability and health data tool uses data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to identify disparities in health between adults with and without disabilities. Find data on a range of health indicators for your state and compare the health of adults with and without disabilities and certain health conditions. Maps, data tables and state profiles are available.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53412

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Characteristics and Service Use of Medicaid Buy-In Participants with Higher Incomes: A Descriptive Analysis

Few employer-sponsored and private insurance plans offer the range of services that workers with disabilities may need. Medicaid Buy-In programs are a viable option that allows these workers to receive needed services without spending down for Medicaid. This report describes findings from a study of characteristics and service utilization of higher-income enrollees compared to regular Medicaid enrollees. Providing these programs may keep higher-income workers with disabilities employed.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53407

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Care Management for Medicaid Enrollees Through Community Health Teams

The effective management of patients' complex illnesses across providers, settings, and systems places extraordinary demands on primary care providers, especially those that work in resource-limited small or rural practices. This issue brief identifies eight states that have adopted strategies to build practice capacity to care for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries through the development of community health teams and reports early data to inform other states thinking about this model of care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53406

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Behavioral Health Treatment Needs Assessment Toolkit for States

In an effort to assist state agencies in planning for the specific behavioral health needs of emerging populations in their state, this toolkit provides state and national estimates of behavioral health disorders and program utilization, as well as step-by-step instructions to generate projections of health benefits, services and providers that will need to be addressed in the future. This resource can be helpful for mental health and substance use agencies, health plans, and Medicaid agencies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53405


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