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Supporting the Information Needs of Private Paying Consumers: Examining the Capacity of Aging Network Consumer Information Programs

The aging services network is critical for those navigating the “information maze” in order to make informed decisions about long-term services and supports (LTSS). But most of these services do not target the majority of Americans who are private paying consumers. Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are one service that aims to increase the level of services offered to private payers. This report includes the results of a survey measuring ADRCs’ engagement with private payers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53155

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Inclusion/Exclusion Policy Development Guide for Aging Information & Referral/Assistance

Are you struggling with what should and should not be included in an I&R resource database? NASUA has put together a compilation of suggestions, experiences, and ideas from the field related to establishing a database. The paper also addresses specific elements of designs and policy development.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50961

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HCBS Waiver Conference 2005 - Presentations

Held in May 2005 this national conference was designed to meet the unique training needs of waiver program operators. This year’s conference, titled "The Sun Shines Brighter at Home," offered substantive opportunities to learn about the national initiatives, policy directions and grant programs that shape the current environment. The attached agenda has links to all of the presentation overheads.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50676

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ADRC Project Consultant Job Description

This job description is for an ADRC Project Consultant for the Minnesota Board on Aging, Minnesota. The postion will provide the Aging and Adult Services Division and the Minnesota Board on Aging with grant administration leadership, coordination, and expertise for the Administration on Aging (AOA) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Aging and Disability Resource Center Grant.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50332

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Technical Assistance Center for Caregiver Programs - Website

Explore this site to find upcoming and archived training events, news from the Lifespan Respite and Aging networks, and the Center’s newsletter. The Technical Assistance Centers are a partnership between Family Caregiver Alliance and the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center. Find tools needed for the efficient development and delivery of caregiver support services, best practices, policy & advocacy efforts, and to connect with fellow professionals from the aging networks.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52456

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ADRC-TAE Fact Sheet: How to Secure Medicaid Federal Financial Participation for ADRC Functions

States can draw down federal funds to assist in paying for the operation of their Medicaid program. Some ADRC activities may be eligible for administration federal financial participation (FFP). This resource provides guidance in applying and securing Medicaid FFP for ADRC activities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50906

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Behavioral Health Treatment Needs Assessment Toolkit for States

In an effort to assist state agencies in planning for the specific behavioral health needs of emerging populations in their state, this toolkit provides state and national estimates of behavioral health disorders and program utilization, as well as step-by-step instructions to generate projections of health benefits, services and providers that will need to be addressed in the future. This resource can be helpful for mental health and substance use agencies, health plans, and Medicaid agencies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53405

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The Managed Fee-for-Service Option to Integrate Care for Dual-Eligibles: A Guide for State Advocates

CMS created a financial alignment demonstration to better promote coordinated care for dual-eligibles. The fee-for-service managed care model has received less attention than capitated managed care. However, this model could be useful in states or regions where traditional managed care organizations are not well established or do not function well. This brief makes some assessments of the advantages and difficulties of the model and identifies elements necessary for successful implementation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53395

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Guidance to States using 1115 Demonstrations or 1915(b) Waivers for Managed Long Term Services and Supports Programs

CMS has released two important documents that outline essential elements of MLTSS programs that are in line with current best practices. The first document summarizes these essential elements and the second provides guidance for incorporating these essential elements into MLTSS programs operating under section 1115 or 1915(b) authorities. These standards will be used when CMS reviews states’ design, implementation and operation of MLTSS programs for approval and ongoing quality assurance.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53394

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