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Implementation Issues For Consumer-Directed Programs: A Survey Of Policy Experts

Implementation issues discussed in this article are centered around how consumers, providers, payers, and policy makers are affected by consumer-directed programs. The information for the report was gathered through interviews with twenty policy experts from the aging and disabilities community.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52228

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Exploring Effects Of Institutional Characteristics On Saving Outcome: The Case Of The Cash & Counseling Program

This article explores savings outcomes and programmatic factors that may support savings in the Cash & Counseling Demonstration, using a convenience sample of Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries from three states: Arkansas, Florida, and New Jersey.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52200

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Determining Personal Care Consumers' Preferences for a Consumer-Directed Cash & Counseling Option: Survey Results from Arkansas, Florida, New Jersey, and New York Elders and Adults with Disabilities

The purpose of this study was to determine consumers’ interest in a cash option for personal assistance services, in comparison to traditional agency-delivered services. Telephone surveys and focus groups produced information on four states, including demographics, and preference toward a cash option. The results are discussed and policy issues are examined.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52180

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Determining Consumers' Preferences for a Cash Option: New York Telephone Survey Findings

Findings of a New York consumer telephone survey conducted to determine the consumers’ interest in a cash option, in comparison to traditional agency-delivered services. The demographics and attitudinal characteristics are presented, in addition to consumer preferences and policy issues.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52179

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Consumer-Directed Care for Beneficiaries With Mental Illness: Lessons From New Jersey's Cash & Counseling Program

This study examined the effectiveness of the Cash & Counseling program for those with a diagnosis of mental illness using previous research from the Cash & Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation (CCDE) program in New Jersey. The link to the article abstract is available here.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52169

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Consumer Preferences for a Consumer-Directed Cash Option Versus Traditional Services: Telephone Survey Findings for Florida Elders and Adults with Physical Disabilities

Review the findings of this telephone survey focusing on the preferences of Florida elders and adults with physical disabilities toward a cash option or traditional services. Results include a description of the sample demographics, services received, satisfaction level, and interest in a cash option.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52167

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Consumer Preferences for a Cash Option Versus Traditional Services: Telephone Survey Results for New Jersey Elders and Adults

The University of Maryland conducted telephone surveys and focus groups to determine consumers’ preferences for a cash option or traditional agency delivered services in New Jersey. This article reports the findings including, demographics, interest in a cash option, and attractive program features.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52166

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Consumer Direction in Managed Long-Term Care: An Exploratory Survey of Practices and Perceptions

This article presents results of a survey of the attitudes and practices of managed care organizations concerning consumer direction. The study focused on understanding several alternative measures of consumer direction and the factors that are associated with the MCOs concerning those measures.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52163

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