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Respite for Caregivers of Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance

This fact sheet traces the efforts to improve State systems of care for children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) after the Child and Adolescent Service System Program was implemented in 1984. Information on the benefits of respite services for families and caregivers of children with SED, indicators of SED, and strategies for respite program implementation can be found here. Resources to different organizations are also provided for families and children with SED.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53164

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Status of States’ Dual Demonstration Grants

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided funding and technical assistance to states to develop state plans' to coordinate care for dual eligibles, persons eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. This chart shows the status of those states selected for the Dual Demonstration grants, the model chosen, and target implementation. It also includes links to each state's plan.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53127

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Aging with Dignity and Independence

The SCAN Foundation recently released Ten Conversations to Plan for Aging with Dignity and Independence in both English and Spanish. This guide offers ten key areas for conversation starters that can help older adults and their loved ones begin planning for the future they want as they grow older. This publication is the second in a series of tools designed to empower individuals and engage everyone in the process of aging with dignity and independence.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53117

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Medicaid's Role for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries

This brief explains how Medicare beneficiaries become eligible for Medicaid, provides national & state-by-state data on enrollment, & examines national & state-specific data on Medicaid spending for dual-eligible beneficiaries by service & eligibility group. The Foundation also has a collection of resources on dual-eligible beneficiaries, including basic facts & data, and analysis & explanation of specific issues, which include provisions of health reform affecting dual-eligible beneficiaries.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53104

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ARCH State Respite Coalitions: A Compendium of Fact Sheets, 2011 Update

These documents prove useful to State Lifespan Respite Programs, which are mandated by federal funding, to work in collaboration with a state respite coalition. Each fact sheet contains the following information on each state respite coalition: Start-Up Process and Coalition History; Structure; Staff; Funding; Membership; Meetings and Communication; Major Activities; Available Documents (Bylaws, Strategic Plans, Surveys, Brochures, etc.); and State Contact Information.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53092

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California and Texas: Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers Compared

Both of these large state waivers affect hundreds of thousands of Medicaid beneficiaries, involve billions of federal Medicaid matching funds, and are designed, in part, to promote changes in the health care delivery system that will result in better care for individuals, better population health, and reductions in costs through system improvements. They have a number of key similarities and differences as summarized in the side-by-side table within this fact sheet.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53080

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The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health Care (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange

The Exchange website offers busy health professionals and researchers a variety of opportunities to share, learn about, and ultimately adopt evidence-based innovations and tools suitable for a range of health care settings and populations. The site has the following components: Searchable innovations; Searchable QualityTools; Learning opportunities and Networking opportunities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53059

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The Technical Assistance Center for the Balancing Incentive Program

This site offers a wealth of information for anyone seeking clarification about the Balancing Incentive Program. It also provides numerous resources States will find useful when pursuing the benefits offered by the Program, including: The Program Application; The Implementation Manual; A user-friendly Work Plan; A user-friendly CSA/CDS crosswalk; Frequently Asked Questions; Webinars; Additional resources on the web; and beyond.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53039

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Affordable Care Act: Opportunities for the Aging Network

The Administration on Aging (AoA) has a new page on its website that highlights program and funding opportunities within the Affordable Care Act that relate to the mission and vision of AoA and the Aging Network. Topics covered include Medicare and Medicaid, prevention, and webinars and technical assistance resources.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53036

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