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State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit: Policy Considerations for States Expanding Use of Telehealth - COVID-19 Version: Supplement #1

The updated supplemental information is intended to help states strategically think through how they explain and clarify to telehealth providers and other stakeholders which policies are temporary or permanent. It also helps states identify: • Services that can be accessed through telehealth • Which providers may deliver those services • Ways providers may use in order to deliver services through telehealth, • Circumstances under which telehealth can be reimbursed once the PHE expires

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72187

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Money Follows the Person: State Transitions as of December 31, 2019

CMS has released a new report on community transitions that occurred under the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program from 2008 to the end of 2019. The report states that during this time, states transitioned 101,540 people to community living through MFP. In the most recent year (2019), MFP grantee states transitioned a total of 4,173 individuals. The report includes additional information on transitions broken down by population and state.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72151

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COVID-19 & Survey of Adults with Disabilities: Health and Health Care Access: Comparative Analysis of Results by Type of Disability

In April 2020, the American Association on Health & Disability (AAHD) conducted a survey to assess COVID-19's impact on access to healthcare for adults with a range of disabilities. This new comparative report complements their previous survey publications. The report analyzes survey results by type of disability and examines differences/similarities in disability group responses during COVID-19.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72137

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Process and Application Changes to Benefit Enrollment Systems During COVID-19: Findings from State Aging and Disability Agencies

This issue brief explores adjustments that states have made to processing eligibility and enrollment for benefits access, including changes to application and supporting document requirements. Examples of opportunities and adjustments that states have made to ensure older adults and persons with disabilities have access to critical benefit programs during the pandemic are highlighted. Data and findings are drawn from the ADvancing States 2020 COVID-19 Membership Survey.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72130

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2019 Profile of Older Americans

The Profile of Older Americans compiles data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to create a statistical summary of older Americans. The Profile focuses specifically on the population aged 65 and older and looks at changing demographics across individual categories, including population, income and poverty, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72089

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Benefits Access and Enrollment During COVID-19: Findings from State Aging and Disability Agencies

This report provides a summary of changes that states have made to their systems for connecting individuals to benefits and explores state agency changes, challenges, and opportunities related to benefits access and enrollment during the COVID-19 crisis. Data and findings are drawn from the ADvancing States 2020 COVID-19 Membership Survey.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72085

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2019 National Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Report

This annual report summarizes states’ self-reported data related to certain quality measures, including the timeliness of the PASRR evaluations and the outcomes for applicants and residents resulting from the evaluations. The report also provides a brief background of PASRR and outlines states' data tracking capabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71948

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The Economic Impact of Age Discrimination

This new report from AARP explores the impact of age discrimination. The report measures the missed growth that the U.S. economy could have captured with better hiring practices and workplace retention initiatives. Findings show that the U.S. missed out on a potential $850 billion in GDP in 2018 and could lose out on $3.9 trillion in 2050 without intervention. The report also discusses how we can overcome age discrimination and capture the benefits of age inclusion in the future.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71931

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