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Promising Practices in HCBS: Texas – Appropriations Rider: Promoting Independence

This report provides information on a piece of Texas legislation which included a rider in the state’s 2001 appropriations act to promote independence and community integration for nursing facility residents. Originally called Rider 37, it allowed Medicaid funding to follow an individual moving from a nursing facility into the community.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49519

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Root Cause Analysis: A Summary of Root Cause Analysis and its use in State Developmental Disabilities Agencies

This introduction to root cause analysis, and its adaptation to developmental disabilities systems, has been commissioned by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) in an effort to assist state DD program administrators enhance their risk management and quality improvement activities. It is designed to provide guidance on the use of root cause analysis to individuals charged with managing programs and larger systems that serve and support persons with developmental disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49507

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Analysis of Five State\'s Licensing/Certification Processes and Requirements

HSRI conducted a study of five states that made significant changes in their licensing requirements to be more person-centered and outcome-based. The study addressed these questions: What outcomes and requirements were commonly incorporated in most states’ licensing regulations and outcomes? What types of services did the states license/certify under these regulations and outcomes? What survey methodologies did the states use? What conclusions and recommendations can be drawn from the study?

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49501

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Workforce Tools: Direct Care Worker Associations- Empowering Workers to Improve The Quality of Home and Community-Based Care

Direct-care worker associations can give individuals a means of gaining additional skills, accessing support and recognition, and networking with peers. They can also raise awareness to the value of caregiving work and help workers develop leadership skills needed to become involved in discussions about long-term care policy and workplace practices. The article provides a historical overview of associations, reviews successful models, and addresses ways to organize and sustain groups.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49497

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Counseling/Fiscal Agent Initial Readiness Review Manual

Initial Readiness Review for Counseling/Fiscal Agent in Arkansas Cash and Counseling Demonstration. The purpose of the CFA Initial Readiness Review is to determine whether the vendor selected by the Division has developed and implemented the systems and policies and procedures necessary to act as a CFA in accordance with the provision of the State’s RFP and the CFA contract.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49496

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Real Choice Systems Grant Program: First Year Report (10/1/01-9/30/02)

The Formative Evaluation of the Real Choice Systems Change Grants evaluates how the Systems Change grantees are progressing towards meeting their goals. The Formative Evaluation identifies problems faced by the grantees and ways that they deal with the problems. The purpose of this report is to describe the progress fiscal year (FY) 2001 Grantees have made on their activities during the first year of the three-year Grant period (October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002.)

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49482

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