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Understanding Medicaid Buy-in: A Tool to Advance Employment for People with Disabilities

ACL, CMS, and the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) have released a Q&A document to help grantees, stakeholders, and self-advocates better understand the Medicaid buy-in program. The Medicaid buy-in program includes Medicaid eligibility groups that serve workers with disabilities who are earning income and whom states may charge premiums as a condition of Medicaid eligibility.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71620

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Safer Use of Opioid Pain Medication

This fact sheet provides an overview of the safe use of prescription opioid pain medications. It discusses the process of safety reviews at the pharmacy, as well as the Drug Management Programs to help patients who are at risk for prescription drug abuse. It is important to note that safety reviews and Drug Management Programs generally don’t apply to those who have cancer, get hospice, palliative, or end-of-life care, or those who live in a long-term care facility.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71150

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The Critical Programs that Keep Millions of Older Adults Out of Poverty

This fact sheet and issue brief explore how federal programs support older Americans. The focus is on four main areas, including health programs, economic security, housing and food, and legal assistance. These publications help explain how various federal programs can ideally work together to allow older Americans to meet their basic needs and maintain a high quality of life.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70344

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MIPPA Resources

These resources are intended to be used for education and outreach to raise awareness about the availability of Medicare benefits for low-income beneficiaries, namely the Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) and the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help) program. These outreach materials include posters to educate Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities about the low-income subsidies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70296

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The Potential Impact of the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Home and Community-Based Services Spending

The Community Living Policy Center reviewed the effects of the Better care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) should it pass. Upon review, they conclude that had it been implemented in the mid-2000s then it would have reduced Federal reimbursments becuase of the proposed caps.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69573

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Medicaid in Small Towns and Rural America: A Lifeline for Children, Families, and Communities

University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the University of North Carolina NC Rural Health Research Program (NC RHRP) studies the effects of Medicaid on rural areas and small towns as opposed to dense metropolitan areas. Since the implementation of the ACA, those who are covered by insurance have noticeably increased the number of Americans who are insured.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69564

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Low-Income Housing Tax Credits: Meeting the Demand for Affordable Rental Housing

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is the federal government’s primary way for producing affordable rental housing. LIHTC provides $8 billion in annual budget authority to state and local housing agencies to help produce new and rehabilitated rental housing for low-income households. The program has also generated over 3 million housing units since its inception.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69421


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