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No Wrong Door Aging and Disability Resource Center: Advisory Council Survey - Virginia

This survey asks local Advisory Council members to rate 10 statements about the Virginia No Wrong Door (NWD) Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) project and their role in it. The statements include, “I understand the overall vision and goal of the NWD/ADRC initiative for the Commonwealth,” and “I understand the purpose of and my role on the (Richmond, Peninsula, Central Shenandoah Valley) Advisory Council.” A series of open-ended questions follow.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51508

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Administration of Mental Health Services by Medicaid Agencies

This report provides a state-by-state analysis of how Medicaid agencies are exercising their responsibilities for mental health services. The report is based on telephone interviews and explores how state Medicaid agencies are addressing the organization, funding, policy, management and data issues that arise from increased responsibility for mental health services. Review the findings which indicated how States have taken varying approaches to providing services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51471

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CMS Direct Service Workforce Demonstration Promising Practices in Marketing, Recruitment and Selection Interventions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated a demonstration project to improve the Direct Service Community Workforce to test the effectiveness of different workforce interventions on the retention and recruitment of Direct Service Workers (DSWs). This report identifies promising practices in direct service worker marketing, recruitment, and selection across the CMS grantees.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51457

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Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service Programs: Data Update - Dec 2007

The national percentage of Medicaid spending on home and community-based services (HCBS) has more than doubled from 1992 to 2004. This report presents a summary of the main trends to emerge for the three Medicaid HCBS programs and the results of a survey of policies such as eligibility criteria and waiting lists.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51456

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Family Caregiver Support: State Facts at a Glance

This report provides information about family caregivers of older Americans and the state-level programs serving them. The profiles provide information on state demographics and programs related to caregiving. They offer a snapshot of each state's caregiver support programs, services offered, funding sources, eligibility criteria, and options for consumer direction. Also, information about locating grandparent support programs is included along with highlights of recent state legislation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51447

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State Perspectives on Emerging Medicaid Long-Term Care Policies and Practices

The purpose of this survey analysis is to provide states with an overview of the implementation of these DRA changes across the country, specifically in terms of Long-Term Care services and the steps the states have taken. Findings address eligibility, Children with Disabilities, Money Follows the Person, HCBS State Plan Amendments, Transition from Institutions, Managed Care, SPA for Personal Care Services, Cash & Counseling, Care Coordination, Disease Management and Long-Term Care Reform.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51440

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Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Facts: Volume 1

This fact sheet offers a short overview and history of Personal Assistance Services (PAS) as they developed out of institutional based services to community-based services and discusses some key pieces of legislation that impact the utilization of these services. The article also highlights promising practices, including self-directed PAS services and PAS at the workplace.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51424

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Summary of ADRC Semi-Annual Report Consumer Satisfaction Information Spring 2007

Grantees are required to establish measurable performance goals for their programs as well as indicators that enable them to track progress. Relating to consumer and client satisfaction with services, it is important that established goals assess visibility, trust, ease of access and responsiveness of program functions and staff. This summary contains findings of ADRCs assessments of consumer satisfaction relating to performance indicators and reported in the semi-annual report.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51407

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MIG-RATS Website

The Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Research Assistance to States (MIG-RATS) Center launched a website to provide resources and support to states implementing MIGs. The website is designed to help staff find research reports and resources, learn about MIG-RATS activities and initiatives, and connect with MIG researchers. The website includes info on topics such as Medicaid Buy-In programs, outreach and marketing, and youth in transition and also provides links to tools and a calendar of events.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51399

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