2023 HCBS Conference Materials

Attendees can still view recordings from the 2023 HCBS Conference on the ONAir Virtual Event Portal until October 1, 2023. Attendees will then be able to view recordings at ADvancingStatesIQ.org

View the full agenda here.

Monday, August 28 


Virtual Sessions:

  • “But We're Already Person-Centered": Reflections and Lessons Learned from Utah's Journey to Build a More Person-Centered System

  • Exhausted? Caregiving Doesn’t Have to be So Hard!

  • How Can We Address the Direct Care Workforce Crisis? Comparative Effectiveness Research Can Help Us Decide What to Do

  • It’s More Than Checking Boxes: State Data Collection & the Power it Holds for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

  • The HCBS Settings Rule, Guardianship, and Client Autonomy

  • No More Spend Down! Financial Empowerment for People Receiving State & Federal Means-Tested Benefits Through the National ABLE Program

  • Reaching More States: Advancing Alternatives to Guardianship Through Youth Leadership

  • Everybody Wins! States and Assistive Technology Providers Partnering to Support More Individuals, Both Aging and Those With I/DD and ND

  • PA LIFE (PACE) Program Oversight Through Data Standardization and Advanced Analytics

  • Advancing Health Equity Through Community Transportation Services

  • Breaking Barriers: A Look Into the World of Disability Healthcare

  • ​Community Care Corps: Harnessing the Power of Volunteers to Support Independent Living

Tuesday, August 29 

In-Person Sessions:

9:00-10:00 a.m. Sessions:

  • ADvancing States Session: Harnessing the Power of Connection to Promote Healthy Aging and Social Engagement

  • ADvancing States Session: ADvancing Equity for LTSS Consumers

  • CMS Track: HCBS Settings: The Post Transition Landscape

  • Innovation Session: Pathways to Independence Leveraging Innovation to Drive a New Paradigm for HCBS Sponsored by Carebridge

  • Making MIPPA Work: Connecting Low-Income Clients to Benefits

  • National Respite Care Workforce Recruitment & Training Program – Learn the Evaluation Results & How to Replicate in Your State!

  • Empowering Wellness: Strategies for Enhancing Home & Community-Based Services for Older Adults with HIV

  • Everything, Everywhere, All at Once: Why We’re Studying Rates Comprehensively – and What We’ve Learned

  • MFP Tribal Initiative: Five State Collaboration Focused on Preserving Culture, Tradition, and Government-to-Government Relationships Through Innovative LTSS Services

  • Advancing Best Practices to Expand Access to Self-Direction

10:15-11:15 a.m. Sessions: 

  • ACL Track: HHS/DOL Listening Session: Care Executive Order Data Workgroup

  • CMS Track: Trends & Processes for Unwinding 1915(c) Public Health Emergency (PHE) Flexibilities

  • Innovation Session: Harnessing the Power of Assessment Technology: Tracking Along the Continuum, Sponsored by Maximus

  • So You Think You Can Stratify: A State’s Sampling Stratification Strategy

  • Workforce Development: An MCO Call to Action to Innovate, Invest & Collaborate

  • Enhancing Competency, Increasing Mobility, Improving Care: The Value of Statewide Home Care Training & Credentialing Systems

  • A Day, A Week, A Year, A Life – Family Caregivers on the Front Line

  • Beyond the APS Investigation: Prevention, Intervention & Harm Reduction

2:00-3:00 p.m. Sessions:

  • ADvancing States Session: You Had Me at “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking”: ADvancing States 2023 Public Policy Update

  • ACL Track: All Hands on Deck to Solve the Workforce Crisis

  • CMS Track: The Role of Person-Centered Planning in the Provision of HCBS

  • Innovation Session: Advancing a High Performing, Equitable LTSS System: The 2023 State Scorecard, Sponsored by AARP

  • Strategic Goal-Setting for Collaborative Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Transformation

  • More Than Just a Ride – How Transportation & Companionship Can Address the Social Determinants of Health

  • Maturation of CMS LTSS Expenditures & Beneficiary Reporting

  • Read My Lips “No New Technology"!

  • Becoming an Advocate for LGBTQ+ Older Adults as a State Employee

3:30-4:30 p.m. Sessions:

  • ADvancing States Session: Put Me in COACH, I'm Ready to Play: Creating Stability During Unstable Times

  • ADvancing States Session: Road Trippin' Through the Hoosier State and the Importance of Stakeholder Engagement

  • ACL Track: Partnering to Increase SNAP Enrollment Access & Enrollment

  • CMS Track: Direct Support Provider Retention & Recruitment Strategies using Appendix K and Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

  • Innovation Session: Access Granted: Can Prevent the Loss of Vital Services for Those Who Need Them Most? Sponsored by FEI

  • EVV in Alaska: A Short Runway with a Simple Approach

  • Employing Alternative Payment Methodologies to Support Workforce Development & Retention Efforts

  • Adult Day Services: Rebounding from the Pandemic & Planning for the Future!

  • Value-Based Contracting in SDOH & Informal Caregivers

Wednesday, August 30

In-Person Sessions:

12:00-1:00 p.m. Sessions:

  • ADvancing States Session: Lions, Tigers, and Payment to LRI, Oh My! A Case Study in State Approaches to Payment of Legally Responsible Individuals

  • ACL Track: Ensuring Equity & Inclusion in SHIP, SMP & MIPPA Programs

  • Innovation Session: IDD Dual Diagnosis: Collaborations in the FSunflower State: Kansas Statewide Sequential Intercept Mapping for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Sponsored by Centene

  • Leveraging In-Home, Caregiver, & Social Supports in Medicare Advantage for Beneficiaries with LTSS Needs: State & Plan Opportunities

  • Strategies that Work: Implementing Electronic Visit Verification in Self-Direction

  • When Being Good Just Isn’t Enough: Reforming HCBS Programs to Better Support Caregivers

  • Show Me the Money – Making the Most of Multiple Funding Opportunities Including HCBS

1:15-2:15 p.m. Sessions:

  • ADvancing States Session: CMS HCBS Quality Measure Set: Strengths, Challenges, and Alternatives

  • ADvancing States Session: It’s a Solution! States are Working Collaboratively to Address Direct Service Worker Goals

  • ACL Track: New Frontiers in Health Equity for People with Disabilities

  • CMS Track: (Encore session) Trends and Processes for Unwinding 1915(c) Public Health Emergency (PHE) Flexibilities

  • Innovation Session: The HCBS Quality Measure Set: A Blueprint to Comply with the Access Rule & Raise Service Quality in Your State, Sponsored by WellSky

  • Reframing Aging: Harnessing the Power of Words for Age-Inclusive Policies 

  • Achieving HCBS Quality & Scale: Accelerating the Capacity of Community Care Hubs to Support MLTSS with “Next Generation” Technology Application

  • Leveraging Data & Stakeholder Engagement to Identify & Fill Gaps in HCBS Within & Outside of Medicaid: Lessons from California

  • Nursing Facilities: Creating a Pipeline to the Community

  • A One Stop Shop: Integrated Eligibility Determinations, PersonCentered Planning & Rate-Setting All in One Application

2:45-3:45 p.m. Sessions:

  • ADvancing States Session: Using Better Data, Better: ADvancing interRAI Implementation Strategies in Indiana, DC & Rhode Island

  • ACL Track: Partnership Promising Practices: Lessons from FAI Ombudsman & SHIP Networks

  • CMS Track: Using Experience of Care Surveys to Advance Quality in HCBS

  • Redeterminations and Returning to “Normal”: How to Support Individuals with LTSS Before, During, & After Their Medicaid Eligibility Redetermination

  • Value-Based Advancement in HCBS: Development of a Winning Shared Savings Program

  • Dot Your “i’s”, Cross Your “t”: How “i”nnovative “t”echnology “i”ncreases “i”ndependence and “i”ntegration in HCBS

  • Expanding Eligibility for HCBS – Leveraging SMD 21-004 to Increase Accessibility of HCBS

  • Building an Internship from the Ground Up! One MCOs Journey to Creating a Paid Internship Program for People with Disabilities

  • Health Equity and Hunger – Collaborative State Pathways Improving Community-Based Food Security, Health & Well-Being

4:00-5:00 p.m. Sessions:

  • ADvancing States Session: Data to Innovate, Inform, and Influence: How States are Using NCI-AD for HCBS & DSW Policy and Planning
  • ACL Track: Advancing Equity Through State Plans Responsive to the Needs of People Aging with HIV

  • Small State Solutions to Big Problems: Evidence-Based Solutions to Supporting Fee-For-Service Medicaid/Medicare Recipients and Pre-Eligibles at Risk of Long-Term Institutionalization & The Life-Changing Impact of Community Health Workers

  • Addressing Complex BH Needs in Residential Care

  • Bringing the Best Ideas Forward – Two State Approaches to ARPAFunded Innovation Competitive Grants

  • RAISE Up Actions to Support Family Caregivers

Thursday, August 31 



In-Person Sessions:

9:15-10:15 a.m. Sessions:

  • ADvancing States Session: Evaluating the Impact & Value of ARPA HCBS Investments

  • We Belong Together: Oregon’s Roadmap Toward Creating Unified Reimbursement Rates for Co-Occurring Disorder Treatments

  • HCBS Equity: Understanding and Responding to Inequities in Access to, Utilization, and Quality of Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

  • Bringing Smiles to Your Doorstep: The Vitality of Portable Dentistry for Adults with Special Needs & Home-Based Services

 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sessions: 

  • Paying for LTSS: How Can States Build New Financing Programs?

  • Specialized Telehealth-A Game Changer for the Disability Community