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Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and Manatt Health has developed a new toolkit that provides a targeted menu of long-term services and supports (LTSS) reform strategies adopted by state innovators that may be replicated by other states. The toolkit identifies concrete policy strategies, operational steps, and federal and state authorities that states have used to advance their LTSS reforms.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69998

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Partnership Assessment Tool for Health

This tool was designed for community-based organizations and health care organizations in existing partnerships. It provides a template to understand progress toward benchmarks characteristic of effective partnerships, identify areas for further development, and guide strategic conversation. This tool is meant to help partnering organizations work together more effectively and maximize their impact.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69898

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Back to Basics: How to Make Stakeholder Engagement Meaningful for Your Company

This is a resource about how to make stakeholder engagement meaningful for your company. It includes measuring the value of investing in engagement as a part of your stakeholder engagement strategy. Page 16 describes information to document during the engagement process in order to measure success.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69895

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Understanding and Advocating for Effective Implementation of the Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule

This guide is designed to provide elder law attorneys with a better understanding of the HCBS Settings Rule and how they can advocate for a strong, effective system that achieves the spirit and intent of the rule. The guide includes an overview of the rule, a process for states to comply with the HCBS Rule, opportunities for advocacy to promote your clients' best interests, and a review of special issues including dementia care and evictions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69861

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State Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Long-Term Nursing Home Care after Hospitalization

This paper describes strategies used in four highly ranked or significantly improved states, including Minnesota, to reduce the risk of long-term nursing home care after a hospitalization. Included in the paper is a toolkit of resources that can help others learn more and potentially replicate these practices, as well as contact information for experts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69820

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Strengthen Your State & Local Aging Plan: A Practical Guide for Expanding LGBT Older Adult Inclusion

This guide highlights the work of State Units on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging who engage and include the LGBT community in their planning and services. It includes an extensive list of tools and resources to assist with outreach to LGBT communities, data collection, needs assessments, writing LGBT-inclusive planning goals and objectives, and suggested organizational best practices for LGBT-inclusive planning.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69600

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No Wrong Door: Person- and Family-Centered Practices in Long-Term Services and Supports

This paper provides concrete examples of how seven No Wrong Door Systems are promoting person- and family-centered practice. This resource includes a toolkit of resources and contacts for states to learn more and replicate these practices. A checklist also provides a roadmap for states to ensure that No Wrong Door Systems operate in a person- and family-centered way.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69270

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Implementing Food Security Screening and Referral for Older Patients in Primary Care: A resource guide and toolkit

This resource guide seeks to address some of the challenges of incorporating food security screening and referrals in primary care settings serving older adult patients.Intended for use by health care systems, clinics, and accountable care organizations, the guide synthesizes findings from case studies conducted with health systems that have incorporated food security screening and referral and an environmental scan identifying implementation strategies and methods for screening and referral.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68906

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The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States

The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Health Division released a new guide, “The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States.” The guide provides a framework for how states can design statewide Medicaid transformation proposals, and is based on the NGA policy academy attended by three states that initially pursued Section 1115 waivers (Alabama, Nevada, and Washington).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68305

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