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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.

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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.

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Medicaid HCBS Waiver Expenditures,FY1995-2001

The accompanying two tables and two graphs present data on Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver expenditures from Federal Fiscal Years 1995 through 2001. This is the second annual memo we have produced on Medicaid spending for individual HCBS waivers. As we did last year, we have classified each waiver by target population to present information on the distribution of HCBS waiver expenditures across long term care populations.

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Medicaid Long Term Care Expenditures, FY2001

The data presented in these files is based upon HCFA reports which states submit to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The HCFA 64 report is the form used by the states to claim Federal Financial Participation (FFP) for state Medicaid outlays, and is audited by the Federal government. It is therefore considered one of the more reliable sources of information on state Medicaid spending.

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Promising Practices in HCBS: Pennsylvania- Resource Counseling and Financial Assitance for Informal Caregivers

This report describes the State of Pennsylvania’s Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), administered by the Department of Aging, that offers a comprehensive service package with specific funding and services for family caregivers. FCSP uses state & recently available federal funds to allow the caregiver to choose the services needed to help care for an older relative at home and provide financial assistance with out-of-pocket expenses. Early program evaluation found the services effective.

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Pennsylvania: Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q)

The Promising Practices Bulletin highlights Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q), one of Pennsylvania’s quality management strategies in its Developmental Disability programs. IM4Q consists of of an independent review team that is composed of individuals with disabilities, family members, and other concerned citizens who are independent of the services being reviewed.

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Real Choice Systems Grant Program: First Year Report (10/1/01-9/30/02)

The Formative Evaluation of the Real Choice Systems Change Grants evaluates how the Systems Change grantees are progressing towards meeting their goals. The Formative Evaluation identifies problems faced by the grantees and ways that they deal with the problems. The purpose of this report is to describe the progress fiscal year (FY) 2001 Grantees have made on their activities during the first year of the three-year Grant period (October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002.)

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