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Medicare’s Preventive Services

Preventive services is one way of cutting down health care costs, as well as detecting health issues early. Medicare beneficiaries have access to many preventive services, including cancer screenings, glaucoma screenings, certain immunizations, etc. This fact sheet provides an overview and chart of the different preventive services available to Medicare enrollees, outlining the different services covered under the different Medicare plans or “parts”, especially Medicare Part B.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53157

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Strengthening the Aging Network Issue Brief: Medicaid Health Information Technology

There are many opportunities for states’ Medicaid information systems and administrative functions to be federally subsidized with funding. This brief describes the variety of administrative systems that qualify for federal financial participation (FFP), including the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and health information technology (HIT). The systems are used to support people with disabilities and older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53169

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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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Adult Service Agencies’ Summaries - Utah

How has Utah used it's MIG grant to better serve its disabled population? The Mission of the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) is to provide long-term supports and services. This handout summaries the agencies' goals, application requirements, services, eligibility and includes a separate section geared specifically to the blind and visually impaired. Written for potential clients, it can also provide a detailed outline of how any state could structure their own program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52336

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State Roadmap to Peer Support Whole Health and Resiliency

SAMHSA has updated its definition of recovery as it pertains to substance use and mental disorders. This working definition and set of guiding principles reflects the increased role peer supports and Peer Specialists have been playing in mental health programming. This document provides a summary of SAMHSA’s new definitions, as well as a checklist for effectively using peer supports in a variety of mental health programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53382

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Weaving It Together: A Tapestry of Transportation Funding for Older Adults

This report provides insight into how transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities are funded. With a growing population in need of transportation and limited funds for these services, providers need to creatively leverage existing and untapped funding sources to fill gaps in service. Coordination of these limited resources is also key and must be supported by providers and all levels of government. Learn major sources of federal funding that providers can tap into.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53370

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Elder Rights: Safeguards for the Most Vulnerable Among Us

The Older Americans Act provides funding for an extensive network of State and Area Agencies on Aging and local providers that coordinates and delivers services, and protects the rights of older persons.This document reviews three programs that AoA supports to promote the rights of seniors and protect them from abuse, neglect, and exploitation: the Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Prevention Program, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and State Legal Assistance Development Program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53264

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Fully Functioning Single Entry Point Systems/Aging and Disability Resource Centers

This report introduces a set of criteria that were developed to assist states measure and assess their progress toward developing fully functioning Single Entry Point Systems (SEP)/ADRCs. These criteria and recommended metrics are intended to be applicable across different types of ADRC models.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53251

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The Older Americans Act: Saving Resources, Promoting Dignity and Independence

This Fact Sheet highlights some of the most important features of the Older Americans Act in providing quality home care. Some areas of the OAA that are covered include supportive services, nutrition services, caregiver support services, the Senior Community Service Employment Program, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, and funding for OAA services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53187

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