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Requirements Specification: CART Test Plan - Ohio

Ohio has shared its Requirements Specification for the CART Test Plan (The Comprehensive Assessment and Review Tool project). The document relates to the development of web-based applications for quality data collection. This Test Plan document supports the following objectives: Perform system testing in a stable test environment; Recommended requirements are that functional business units; validate the application continues to meet stated requirements; usage of a testing matrix checklist

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50596

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Medicaid Long Term Care Expenditures, FY 2004

This memorandum presents state-by-state data on Medicaid long term care expenditures in Federal Fiscal Year 2004 (October 2003 through September 2004). The accompanying tables present data on Medicaid Expenditures for Long-Term Care services from 1992 to 2004. A new table this year shows the effect of supplemental nursing facility payments in some states on expenditure data. A separate file ranks states based on the proportion of LTC spending for community services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50590

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Medicaid HCBS Waiver Expenditures – FY 1999-2004

This entry presents data on Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver expenditures from Federal Fiscal Years 1999-2004. As in previous years, information is classified for each individual HCBS waiver by the target population served in order to present information on the distribution of HCBS waiver expenditures across long term care populations. Tables include waiver spending by target population; growth in spending; expenditures by state; distribution of expenditures.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50589

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Summaries of the Systems Change Grants for Community Living - FY 2004 Grantees

The Formative Evaluation of the Real Choice Systems Change Grants evaluates how the Systems Change grantees are progressing towards meeting their goals. The Formative Evaluation identifies problems faced by the grantees and ways that they deal with the problems. This document provides summary information about each of the FY2004 Grantees.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50562

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Ohio Comprehensive Assessment and Review Tool (CART) Scope and Deliverables

Ohio has shared its Scope and Deliverables for its Comprehensive Assessment and Review Tool (CART) project. This document outlines the deliverables and timelines for the development of a generic data entry tool that will be used by the various business units currently performing quality assurance activities at the state level.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50535

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States In Action….Ohio’s Search to Improve Access to Long Term Services

Ohio has been using its Real Choice Systems Change grant to bring people together to consider options to streamline access to information about long term services. A group of county, municipal and private organizations in Ohio are working with state agencies to develop a pilot project. On December 13-14, 2004, policy experts from Rutgers Center for State Health Policy and the National Academy for State Health Policy met with stakeholders to provide information and technical assistance.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50519

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Across the States: Profiles of Long-Term Care 2004

The sixth biennial edition of the AARP Public Policy Institute's databook, presents an overview of long-term care in each state plus the District of Columbia by using numbers, graphs, charts, and maps. Data includes each state's demographics, need for LTC and HCBS services, the number of LTC workers per thousand people aged 65 and over, urban average for private-pay home health aide wages, and CNA hours per resident day. Each state is compared with others through rankings and national averages.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50504

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Survey of Nurse Aide Registries (Direct Care Worker) in the United States

The survey results highlight inconsistencies and gaps in training, testing, and other pre-employment requirements for nursing assistants. The results from the nurse aide registries are presented in a series of charts. The survey notes who pays for pre-certification training in each state, whether candidates are allowed to become certified by passing the test without undergoing training, whether nurse aides pay a fee to be licensed or certified, who does criminal background checks, and more.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50503

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Real Choice Systems Change Grants: Compendium Fourth Edition

The Compendium contains basic information about each of the Real Choice Systems Change Grantees. The Compendium will help you learn more about how these 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. Real Choice Systems Change Grantees will also find the Compendium useful to identify other Grantees with similar goals and activities. The fourth edition of the Compendium replaces all previous editions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50491

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Redesigning Long-Term Care Systems Through Integrated Access And Services

This document compares 4 Area Agency on Aging (AAA) models on integrating access and services in CA, MA, OH, & ME. The programs each use AAAs as entryways to senior and LTC services. The sites differ in terms of the primary financing mechanisms and whether the effort was initiated at the state level and disseminated downward or at the local level and worked its way up. This report is 1 of 5 from the series Case Studies from the Aging Network: Health and Social Support Systems Integration.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50446


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