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Employed Persons with Disabilities Changes - Oregon

Because the MIG grant program is relatively new, flexibility is needed to help programs evolve successfully. One way Oregon has addressed changes in its program is by creating fact sheets. The attached example explains important changes in definition and introduces a new payment structure. It was provided to recipients, professional staff, stakeholders and the general public, and could be useful to other states with MIG programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52359

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Community Living Program Fact Sheet

AoA launched the CLP initiative in the fall of 2007 with a vision to help states create person-centered programs that reach people at risk of institutionalization before they enter a nursing home. Since 2007, approximately $36 million has been invested in 28 states to develop the CLP program. With the implementation of the 2009 CLP grants, there will be more than 120 CLP program sites nationally. This fact sheet includes the program’s background, AoA’s vision for CLP and a list of the grantees.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52329

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Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact - Fact Sheet

What is the cost of providing job accommodation? Recent amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) refocused attention on workplace accommodations by broadening the definition of disability. This increased attention has some employers concerned about the costs of providing job accommodations. However, a study conducted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), shows that workplace accommodations not only are low cost, but also positively impact the workplace in many ways.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52107

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HCBS Waiver: Economic Utility and Related Health Outcomes

Waivers allow people to pay for needed home health and personal assistance so they may live in community rather than institutional settings. Little research has examined how effectively these programs ensure proper use of health care services or how they improve the health of people with disabilities or at how effective these programs are when people move from institutional to community settings. The bottom line? People with disabilities continue to have unacceptably high rates of disease.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52065

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Medicaid and State Budgets: From Crunch to Cliff

This fact sheet discusses the status of Medicaid and state budgets in light of the continuing recession and the federal fiscal relief provided to state Medicaid programs through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA money has helped address budget shortfalls, preserve Medicaid eligibility and soften program cuts. But ARRA funds are set to expire on Dec. 31, 2010, which may prompt some states to turn to cost-saving measures such as restrictions on Medicaid eligibility.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52062

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The Crunch Continues: Medicaid Spending, Coverage and Policy in the Midst of a Recession

Annual survey of all 50 States finds that during this time of recession the number of people on Medicaid is greatly increasing, as is the amount of money being spent on the program by individual States. Despite federal assistance from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), this leads to further strain on already tight State budgets. This trend is expected to continue & States should be expecting a predicted increase of 6.3% on Medicaid spending in the 2010 fiscal year.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52039

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Providing More Long-term Support and Services at Home: Why It’s Critical for Health Reform

Looking for quick talking points on how the expansion of home and community-based long term care services can significantly help address the health care needs of many older adults? A new Fact Sheet provides examples and data on why HCBS is a critical component of Health Reform.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52021

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Providing More Long-Term Support and Services at Home

What are the policy options for Medicaid HCBS? This fact sheet suggests: broadening the scope of covered services, enhancing federal Medicaid matches to states to expand HCBS, allowing Medicaid HCBS beneficiaries to retain more assets to pay for home modifications or health services not covered by Medicaid, and allowing Medicaid HCBS waiver programs to serve people with lower levels of functional disability than those required for people in nursing homes.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52000


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