NASUAD Publications

Title Summary
Area Plans: Build Accountability Into the Process During this webinar, J. Blake Lanier, from the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services, presented a step-by-step approach to manage an AAA network with a focus on goals, outcomes, and accountability.
Information and Referral/Assistance’s (I&R/A) Role in Connecting Clients to Benefits This brief is a summary of survey results related to aging and disability agencies and I&R/A specialists' role in connecting individuals with public benefits. It provides an opportunity to learn about benefits screening, assistance, and outreach within aging and disability networks.
State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: 2019 Revised Primer for State Agencies This updated primer explains key provisions of the Ombudsman rule. It highlights promising practices for coordination between State Agencies and the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in long-term services and supports. The report was co-authored with the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, who serves as a partner in the Administration for Community Living funded National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC).
Directory of ACL National Resource Centers This directory is a useful tool that lists all of the current ACL National Resource Centers. It includes a a brief summary of each center as well as key contact information for the center. The directory was last updated on April 30, 2019.
Collaborating to Address HCBS Workforce Challenges in MLTSS Programs This report is the third in a series of publications from the MLTSS Institute. The report identifies the challenges and promising practices in addressing the mismatch between supply and demand for direct care workers in long term services and supports programs, all viewed through the lens of MLTSS programs. This report is co-authored by NASUAD and Sage Squirrel Consulting, LLC.
Promising Practice Profiles These profiles include promising practices that agencies use to conduct education and outreach to inform consumers about benefits, and to help aging and disability professionals connect clients to benefits, such as the Medicare low-income subsidies, SNAP, and LIHEAP. The tip sheets include practices about: engaging consumers through fun and interactive games; a system for providing comprehensive eligibility information; and tools to simplify benefits information for staff.
Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Programs in Rural Settings During this webinar, the Evidence-Based Leadership Collaborative (http://www.eblcprograms.org/) provided insight into the value of evidence-based programs. The EBLC highlighted rural communities who have demonstrated implementation success using community programs, 1:1 intervention and other program models. They also provided an overview of the ways Title III and other resources can be leveraged to improve access and sustain the work.
HCBS Conference 2018- Presentations While faced with new challenges, reduced budgets, and growing populations requiring more services, states are stronger than ever, and the work they do is more effective than ever in reaching individuals and addressing their needs. The National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference 2018 highlights these achievements, allowing states to share best practices, present unique partnerships, and recognize the work of their peers.
MLTSS for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Strategies for Success This report is the second in a series of publications from the MLTSS Institute. There are unique challenges in implementing a managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The report provides context on the intersection of program design and participant advocacy and outlines successful strategies for both states and health plans. It also highlights promising practices from MLTSS programs delivering I/DD services.
Electronic Visit Verification: Implications for States, Providers, and Medicaid Participants This report describes key considerations and policy decisions that states should consider as they work to implement EVV systems in accordance with the mandate included in the 21st Century Cures Act. The paper also examines different approaches that states may wish to use to establish EVV within their HCBS programs, and discusses some of the benefits and challenges associated with each approach. Lastly, it includes case studies of four states with existing EVV systems.

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