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National Consortium for Health Systems Development (NCHSD) Website

The NCHSD is a technical assistance partnership providing flexible, state-tailored technical assistance to states developing comprehensive health and employment service systems for people with disabilities who want to work. Serving people with disabilities, providers, state agencies, research institutes, advocates and businesses, NCHSD is a project of Health & Disability Advocates (HDA). Visit the Resource Exchange and Library for the latest information, events and reports.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51482

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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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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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West Virginia ADRC Marketing Materials

See a sample of a marketing brochure, describing what the Aging and Disability Resource Centers are, who they serve, and what services are offered. Also, included is the West Virginia logo, which has a four-point black and white star on a blue square background with the words "West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Centers: Navigating Long-Term Care."

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51432

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Transition/Diversion in West Virginia: A Navigator’s Guide to Community Inclusion

Part of the Transitioning to Inclusive Communities (TIC) Project this “how-to” book is for “navigators,” people who want to assist those who wish to move from a nursing facility to the community. The guide gives basic information, plus supportive documents, tools, forms and other resource materials. Sections include: Navigator Roles and Responsibilities, Individualizing Transition/Diversion, the Transition Process, Building a Team, Tools for Success, Responsibilities, Rights and Resources.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51421

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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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As Tough Times Wane, States Act to Improve Medicaid Coverage and Quality: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008

The annual 50-state survey of state officials on Medicaid and state budget actions reports enrollment in Medicaid declined. This decline was driven primarily by two factors. States reported new citizenship documentation requirements were causing delays in processing applications, affecting individuals already eligible for the program. State officials also cited good economy and lower unemployment for reducing enrollment. 42 states expect to expand coverage to the uninsured in the next year.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51398


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