Consumer/Participant Direction

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Financial Management Services (FMS) Conference - 2011

The NRCPDS hosted the 4th Biennial Financial Management Services Conference in November 2011. The day and a half long conference featured workshops with participant direction tax experts from the Internal Revenue Service as well as with other Financial Management Services specialists and experts. Review the archived presentation slides for an overview of the content.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53010

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Guiding Principles for Partnerships with Unions and Emerging Worker Organizations When Individuals Direct Their Own Services and Supports

These Guiding Principles were developed to help to preserve the rights of individuals under participant direction, no matter what form or model, if and when workers choose to form a union. The NRCPDS cover letter, Guiding Principles, and NRCPDS Director Kevin Mahoney's signing ceremony remarks are available here.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53001

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The Balancing Incentive Program: Implementation Manual

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, along with Mission Analytics Group & Human Services Research Institute, created an implementation manual for the Balancing Incentive Program. The Program encourages states to increase the percentage of long-term care dollars going to home & community-based services through making additional Federal Medical Assistance Percentages available to States that are currently lower performing. This manual aims to help States make the most of this Program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52998

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Understanding Medicaid Home and Community Services: A Primer, 2010 Edition

This Primer has been updated to include all relevant statutory, regulatory and other policy changes that have occurred in the last 10 years in Medicaid home and community services. Given the significance of recent changes, this Primer will be an even more useful tool for all those working to ensure that people with disabilities can live in the most integrated settings appropriate to their needs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52992

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An Introduction to Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver Program for Home and Community Based Services

Is your state looking for a nice example of how to introduce waiver programs to the community? Review this guide, which provides an overview of the various programs. The guide outlines what services are covered and how to apply for various programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52991

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Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care

Shared decision-making provides an approach through which providers and consumers of health care come together as collaborators in determining the course of care. Research has shown that SDM increases consumers’ knowledge about and comfort with the health care decisions they make. By placing mental health consumers at the center of the decision-making process, SDM provides a model through which multiple calls for transformation of the mental health field might be answered.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52979

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Advancing Person-Centered Living - ccal.org

Person-centered living (PCL) is a way of life centered on personal preferences and values that stress dignity, choice, self-determination and individuality. In one stop, use this national resource to find important information regarding PCL. Resources are directed towards consumers, caregivers, and professionals. This website also provides ways to connect with other consumers and caregivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52896

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Our Life Our Choice Newsletter - Idaho

In December, 2010 Idaho put out this first edition of a newsletter aimed at providing outreach to consumers regarding Personal Assistance Services (PAS). This newsletter shares personal stories about individuals who are actively involved in Idaho’s local communities because Medicaid offers PAS. May be replicable by other states looking for ideas on how to share personal stories

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52886

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