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Home and Community-Based Services in Seven States

This report details a CMS-funded study conducted in Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Washington, Wisconsin, Maryland, Michigan and Kentucky to assess the major features if the home and community-based services systems for older people and younger adults with physical disabilities in each State. The role that Medicaid plays in home and community-based services is a major focus of the study.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49613

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Balancing Safety and Freedom in Consumer-Directed Systems of Support: Strategies and Recommendations

This is a companion paper to Balancing Safety and Freedom in Consumer-Directed Systems of Support, written to provide concrete strategies for the design and implementation of a process for evaluating and improving both the freedom and the safety of those receiving support. Recommendations are offered to address key issues that are present in consumer-directed systems of support.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49609

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Wisconsin Family Care Implementation Process Evaluation Report

This report is focused on the status of Family Care implementation in WI. It contains background information on the Family Care program, as well as evaluative information on the development of each pilot project. The report also contains a glossary of terms and a research methodology section that demonstrates the contacts made by The Lewin Group in the five pilot counties—Fond du Lac, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Portage and Richland—in order to assess the current status of the Family Care program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49604

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The States\' Response to the Olmstead Decision: How Are States Complying?

State legislatures continue to face the challenges presented by the Supreme Court's 1999 ruling in L.C. & E.W. v. Olmstead. These briefings report on the measures undertaken in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in dealing with this critical issue. Provided here are the complete 2001, 2002, and 2003 reports as well as individual state excerpts from the 2003 report.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49603

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2003 State Long Term Care: Recent Developments and Policy Directions

This report provides a thumbnail sketch of long-term care budgets, legislation and planning in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The goal of the project is to obtain insights into recent state long-term care public policy reforms,as evidenced by their proposed or recently enacted legislation, task forces and budgets.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49557

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State Long-Term Care: Recent Developments and Policy Decisions, 2002 & 2003

In these reports, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) traces the budget issues that states confronted in 2002 & 2003 and examines how they addressed those issues. The report also describes long-term care legislation enacted in 2002 & 2003 and long-term care planning work that is under way in many states.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49556

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State LTC Profiles Report 1996

This report, an extension of the “1992 State LTC Profiles Report,” (November, 1995) updates previous data to 1996 and provides profiles showing state rankings and data regarding the need for long-term care and utilization patterns across States. The main focus of the analysis is on how States are progressing in the provision of home and community based services. The data presented is useful to state administrators, policy makers, agency administrators, and program planners.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49542

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