Promising practices

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Promising Practice Tip Sheet: Increasing ADRC Employees’ Awareness of Medicare “Help” Programs

The purpose of this tip sheet is to provide promising practices to help agencies increase the number of Medicare Savings Program and Low Income Subsidy applications. This tip sheet features an ADRC in South Carolina that uses two different practices internally to ensure that all of their staff is aware of the income eligibility numbers for MSP and LIS programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67136

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Designing Statewide Career Development Strategies & Programs

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability published "Designing Statewide Career Development Strategies & Programs," a guide to help states assist youth and youth with disabilities prepare for employment and college. This is a two-part guide which includes a primer for youth career development and an implementation guide with promising practices from successful programs for states to model.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67054

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The Right Supports at the Right Time: How Money Follows the Person Programs Are Supporting Diverse Populations in the Community

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration aims to give Medicaid beneficiaries living in long-term care facilities more choice about where they live and receive services and to strengthen state systems of LTSS to serve more people in community settings. This report examines how six MFP grantees (MO, LA, NE, NJ, OH, IL) are serving populations with diverse needs in the community and the factors that have contributed to their strong performance on key outcome measures.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66384

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Evidence-based Best Practices in the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program that Lead to Employment Outcomes

The state-federal vocational rehabilitation program serves approximately one million individuals a year and spends about $3 billion annually. This article looks at evidence-based best practices from the program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65889

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Transitioning Long Term Services and Supports Providers Into Managed Care Programs

This paper identifies the concerns and considerations in transitioning traditional LTSS providers from fee-to-service models to a managed care program.The findings of the study are based on qualitative interviews conducted with a variety of stakeholders, including state Medicaid program officials, representatives from managed care companies, LTSS providers, LTSS provider associations, and private consultants.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65883

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Strengthening Long-Term Services and Supports: A Tool to Assess and Improve Medicaid Managed Care

This tool promotes consumer-focused MLTSS by making it easier to identify weaknesses and promote better practices. The tool combines a checklist for assessing MLTSS with examples of practices, policies or contract language that implement the criteria.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65878

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Leveraging New Rules to Advance New Opportunities: Implications of the Rehabilitation Act Section 503 New Rules for Employment Service Providers

The supports and resources around the Section 503 new rules are mainly directed toward employers who are federal contractors. Yet, these new rules could also have significant impacts on employment service providers (ESPs) who work with individuals with disabilities, offering new opportunities for them to build partnerships, expand services, and create talent pipelines. The purpose of this article is to enable ESPs to prepare for the implementation of the new Section 503 rules.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65865

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Innovations in Home- and Community-Based Services: Highlights from a Review of Services Available to Money Follows the Person Participants

The report features select qualified, demonstration, and supplemental services that seem particularly innovating and promising. The MFP grant program allows states to test and implement innovative services without the restrictions of a waiver. This report provides illustrative examples of how states are taking advantage of this flexibility, particularly in the areas of pre-transition and short-term services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65656

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Care at Hand: Service Delivery Innovation Profile

Supported by mobile technology, trained health coaches at Elder Services of Merrimack Valley (an AAA in Northeastern Massachusetts) visit recently discharged Medicare patients in their homes and monitor them via telephone to identify and address declines in health status that increase the risk of readmission. Review the AHRQ study that gave the program a moderate evidence rating for improving outcomes, decreasing cost of care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65596

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