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Medicaid: CMS Should Take Additional Steps to Improve Assessments of Individuals’ Needs for Home- and Community-Based Services

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined states’ needs assessment processes for provision of long-term services and supports. GAO studied six states that differed in the following ways: assessment tools in use, participation in federal initiatives, HCBS delivery systems, and geographic location. GAO also reviewed federal requirements and documents and interviewed CMS officials and stakeholders.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70095

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Medicaid and Work Requirements: New Guidance, State Waiver Details and Key Issues

This brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation describes what the Medicaid eligibility work requirements would be in each state, including what would count as work activities, the hours required, and what the common exemptions to the requirements would be. The brief also describes key issues to consider in implementing such requirements, such as administrative costs, potential confusion over documentation requirements and the risk that some people will lose coverage for which they remain eligible.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70090

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Priced Out: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities

This report documents the nationwide housing affordability crisis experienced by people with disabilities. The report discusses how in 2016, millions of adults with disabilities living solely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) found that renting even a modest unit in their community would require nearly all of their monthly income. The report offers policy recommendations to address this crisis.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70024

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How CBOs Contract, Receive Reimbursement for HCBS in Medicaid Arrangements – A Blueprint for Success

During this webinar, a panel of experts provide real-world strategies that CBOs can use to effectively expand access to their services, work with state Medicaid programs, contract with managed care, and ensure sufficient reimbursements.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70023

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2016 Centers for Independent Living (CIL) Transition & Diversion Services Survey Study Summary of Findings: Institutional Transition

The aim of this study was to gather information to gain a better understanding of the resources and assistance needs CILs may have with the new WIOA implementation guidelines in effect.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70006

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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.nasuad.org/node/69998

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Building Complex Care Programs: A Road Map for States

Building Complex Care Programs: A Road Map for States is a guide for state leaders in establishing and advancing complex care programs. This guide from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) Health Division includes lessons learned from their work with states and effective practices gleaned from multiple pioneering state and local complex care initiatives.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/69997

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Health Care Experiences of Adults with Disabilities Enrolled in Medicaid Only: Findings from a 2014-2015 Nationwide Survey of Medicaid Beneficiaries

In the Fall of 2014, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) conducted a Nationwide Adult Medicaid Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey. The survey interviewed a representative sample of adults ages 18 and older enrolled in Medicaid between October 2013 through December 2013. This survey provides baseline information on the experiences of low-income adults prior to a state’s expansion of coverage to the new adult group that took effect on 1/1/2014.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/69992

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Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration: Key Program Features and Factors Driving State Investment

For individuals who receive services from both Medicare and Medicaid, care is often fragmented across a wide array of medical, behavioral health, and long-term care providers. Medicare and Medicaid offer otherwise uncoordinated systems of care with different eligibility criteria, benefits, provider networks, and enrollment processes. This issue brief describes key features of effective integrated care programs and presents top policy considerations driving state investment in these programs.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/69991

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