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Medicaid Long Term Care Expenditures FY 2006

This memorandum presents data on Medicaid long-term care expenditures in Federal Fiscal Year 2006 (Oct 2005-Sept 2006). Table 1 presents national data on Medicaid expenditures for Long-Term Care from 1994-2006. Other tables present state-by-state data for Nursing Homes, ICF/MR, Personal Care, HCBS Waivers, Home Health, Home Care, Inpatient Hospital Care, Inpatient DSH, Inpatient Mental Health, Mental Health DSH, Medicaid Managed-Care, Prescribed Drugs, Targeted Case Management and PACE.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51359

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Real Choice System Change Grant Program: Fifth Year Report - Progress and Challenges of the FY 2004 Grantees (October 1, 2005 – September 30, 2006)

This report describes grant activities (accomplishments and progress) in three major LTC systems areas: Access to LTC Services and Supports, Services, Supports, and Housing, Administrative and Monitoring Infrastructure. The report also provides illustrative examples of the challenges Grantees have faced as they implement grant activities, and consumers’ roles in the implementation and evaluation of these activities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51263

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Medicaid Insurance for Works with Disabilities Awareness Training

The Nebraska MIG program, in partnership with HHS, Easter Seals of Nebraska, and the Social Security Administration, held a training for the Medicaid Insurance for People with Disabilities program. The training included the following materials: flowcharts, research results, and PowerPoint presentations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51256

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Medicaid: A Primer

Need an overview of the basic components of the nation’s largest health coverage program? Medicaid covers 55 million low-income individuals and is the dominant source of long-term care financing. Examine the structure of the program, who it covers, what services it provides, and spending. Because Medicaid is jointly financed by the federal and state governments programs vary across states. Tables examining the state-to-state variation in eligibility, enrollment, and spending are included.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51240

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Gauging The Use Of HCBS Support Waivers For People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities: Profiles Of State Supports Waivers

This project was funded to a) gather descriptive information on HCBS waivers, both comprehensive and supports, operated for people with I&DD in 17 states with the supports waivers b) determine how supports waivers have emerged as separate and distinct HCBS waivers c) better understand the range of participant characteristics and experiences that distinguish supports waivers from other HCBS waivers d) more fully appreciate how states view supports waivers as a way to address demand for HCBS.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51238

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program - FY 2001 Community-Integrated Personal Assistance Services and Supports Grantees and Real Choice Grantees: Final Report

This report provides an overview of 35 states’ initiatives to improve their LTC systems and includes lessons learned and recommendations that can guide states undertaking similar initiatives. Despite accomplishments and improvements, Grantees described continuing barriers including insufficient funding for home and community services; workforce shortages; lack of affordable and accessible housing and transportation; and outdated or inflexible administrative, statutory, and regulatory provisions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51222

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program: First Year Report

To help States build the infrastructure needed to remove barriers and create more consumer responsive LTC systems, CMS awarded $70 million in Real Choice Systems Change Grants. Fifty-two Grants were awarded in Sept. 2001 (25 Real Choice, 10 Community-Integrated Personal Assistance Services & Supports, 17 Nursing Facility Transition). This report describes the progress FY01 Grantees have made on their activities during the first year of the three-year Grant period (Oct 1, 2001-Sept 30, 2002.)

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51195

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Reducing Nursing Home Utilization and Expenditures and Expanding Community-Based Options

This paper explores and analyzes selected state approaches to engage nursing facility operators to be part of systems change activities that offer individuals additional, less restrictive choices to live more independently with appropriate supports. The strategies described offer other states lessons learned that may be replicated as part of a broader approach to meet changing and growing demand for home and community-based services. Efforts in IN, IA, MI, MN, NE, ND, NY, and WI are described.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51194

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Real Choice Systems Change Grants: Compendium Sixth Edition

The Compendium contains basic information about each of the Real Choice Systems Change Grant awards in FY03–FY04 plus the Family to Family and Systems Transformation Grantees awarded in FY05 and FY06. The Compendium will help Grantees identify others with similar goals and activities. Learn more about how the grants will be used to allow more people of all ages with a disability or long term illness to live and participate in their communities. The sixth edition replaces all previous editions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51193

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Coordinating and Leveraging Long-Term Supports to Live More Independently with Assistive Technology and Home Modifications: Nebraska Case Study

This case study describes the leveraging and coordinating of multiple funding resources to provide increased access to home modifications and assistive technology in response to an assessment of individualized need. The Nebraska Assistive Technology Project serves as a single provider to conduct program eligibility for all funders, and provide assessment, determine need, and develop a service plan for consumers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51173

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