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Children’s Intensive Services (CIS) Final Year Report and Issue Briefs

This report summarizes performance of CIS during its first year of operation. The program is an acute hospital diversion program that provides community-based services for youth (age 0 to 21) at risk for hospitalization or out-of home placement. During the first 12-months of program operations, nine community-based mental health agencies were certified to provide CIS services. The evaluation examines service utilization patterns and major findings while updates are provided in the issue briefs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51295

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Long-Term Support Options Counseling: Decision Support in Aging and Disability Resource Centers

This paper presents the perspective that options counseling is a pivotal function of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) and its essential elements are counseling and decision support. The diverse array of definitions currently in use runs the risk of diminishing the importance of options counseling, which is a key function of a comprehensive long-term care system.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51257

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Kansas MIG \"Working Healthy\" Quarterly Newsletter

The Kansas MIG produces a quarterly newsletter entitled “Working Healthy”. The newsletter, which has been published since the inception of the MIG program in 2001, highlights the successes and challenges within the program, offers brief on issues like eligibility and Medicare Part D, and contains special features like FAQs, resources, and the Benefits Specialists’ Corner column. The Working Healthy website contains links to all newsletters published since 2001.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51244

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The Indicator: NCI’s Bimonthly Newsletter – March 2007

This is the latest newsletter of the National Core Indicators (NCI) program. The publication is designed to keep you abreast of developments and best practices in performance and outcome measurement as exemplified in initiatives among NCI participants. Volume 2, Issue 1 explores the work in two states referred to as performance measurement mavens - Texas (the New Kid on the Block) and Washington (Seasoned and Going Strong).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51223

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The Indicator: NCI’s Bimonthly Newsletter – November 2006

This is the latest newsletter of the National Core Indicators (NCI) program. The publication is designed to keep you abreast of developments and best practices in performance and outcome measurement as exemplified in initiatives among NCI participants. Issue 1, Volume 4 is a special issue dedicated to Member Profiles. Review the summaries for twenty-three states plus the Regional Center of Orange County in California.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51160

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The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL)

For more than three decades, CQL has been at the forefront of the movement to improve the quality of services and supports for people with intellectual disabilities and people with mental illness. Plan to attend one of their upcoming regional conferences or review the overview from last year's session on the Community Life Initiatives. Visitors to the website can register for Capstone, the CQL Newsletter, read archived issues, or review their innovative and one-of-a-kind tools and resources.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51109

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ABC\'s of Nursing Home Transition

This self-study guide is offered as an orientation manual for new transition facilitators. Materials were developed with input from Centers for Independent Living and a variety of other organizations. A facilitator is somebody who aids or assists in the transition process. The manual helps new facilitators understand and apply the principles plus resources found useful by successful transition facilitators.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51053

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Medicaid Options for Model LIFE Account Programs

As part of the 2004 Real Choice grants, New Hampshire and Wisconsin proposed to complete a feasibility study and then develop LIFE Account programs. With no federal legislation creating a savings program, grantees are restricted to modified program that works under existing law. This paper considers six options: Section 1115 Demonstrations, Waivers under Section 1915(c) & 1915(b), Section 1915(i) & 1915(j) State Plan programs, and Section 1937 Benchmark programs and suggests some next steps.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51037

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NewsCLIPS: Independence Plus- Summer 2006

HCBS.org News CLIPS highlights the important work of Real Choice Systems Change Grantees. In this issue, we have interviewed 3 grantees (Tracy Warren from Idaho, Abby Hulme from Montana and Diane King from Colorado) to discuss the implementation of their Independence Plus Programs. Learn more about outreach and enrollment techniques, consumer involvement, on-line training tools, peer consultants, and improving emergency back up procedures.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51009

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