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New York’s Family to Family Health Care Brochures and Fact Sheets

New York’s Family to Family Real Choice Grantee, Parent to Parent has compiled a group of publications to assist families with children with special health care needs in understanding the complex system naviagate. Titles include: Understanding Health Insurance, Prescription Tips From Parents, Financial Aid, Researching Health Care Information on the Internet, Selecting a Doctor, Section 504 Fact Sheet, Understanding Medicaid and Tips For Handling Medical Appointments.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50762

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Family Caregiver Support Services: Sustaining Unpaid Family and Friends in a Time of Public Fiscal Constraint

This AARP Public Policy Institute fact sheet and report outlines the need for publicly funded respite services for family caregivers and describes the types available. The research concludes that publicly funded caregiver support programs play an important role in sustaining and strengthening the unpaid, informal care provided by families.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50733

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Updated Regulations For Power Wheelchair And Power Operated Vehicle Claims

CMS announced that a certificate of medical necessity is no longer required for power wheelchair and power operated vehicle claims. This is another step to streamline and ensure appropriate access for people with Medicare to power operated vehicles. In an interim final rule with opportunity to comment that went on display at the Federal Register, CMS clarified the requirements for prescribing, supplying, and receiving payment for these vehicles. Review the interim final rule and fact sheet.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50701

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Short-Term Case Management for Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs): National Vision and the Wisconsin Experience- A Fact Sheet

This fact sheet offers guidance on Short-Term Case Management (STCM) using both the vision offered by AoA and CMS and the experience in Wisconsin which has operated an ADRC for six years. STCM is an integral part of an ADRC - to offer consumers information about and access to long-term supports and services in order to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making. This fact sheet describes STCM as a philosophy of relationship development with individuals.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50650

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Advanced Strategies Teleconference - May 2005

This call hosted Emily Fuerste, Executive Director of the No Place Like Home Communities in Minnesota. The NPLHC creates supportive affordable housing for adults with disabilities, helping build financial and emotional equity in independent lives as they travel the road to their full potential. Their goal is to develop a rent-to-own model which will allow all people with disabilities to gain financial equity.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50616

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Who are direct-care workers? Fact Sheet

This fact sheet gives an overview of the direct-care workforce describing job titles, responsibilities, worker demographics, wages, benefits, and the growing demand for workers. These workers go by many names, but they fall into three main occupational categories: nursing assistants (usually known as certified nursing assistants or CNAs), home health aides, and personal and home care aides. View this overview for statistics and data.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50572

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