Clearinghouse Clips: June 24, 2010

Assisted Living State Regulatory Review 2010

Summary: Find a state-by-state summary of information on regulations that govern assisted living. Contact information for each stateโ€™s regulatory agency is listed as well as requirements for the physical plant, resident assessment, medication management, staffing, training, Medicaid reimbursement and more.

Topic(s): Long-Term Care

Source: National Center for Assisted Living

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3231

Costs and Benefits of IHSS for the Elderly and People with Disabilities: A California Case Study

Summary: Reducing In Home Support Services (IHSS) in California will be costly for taxpayers according to this report, which summarizes and refutes the conclusions of an earlier CA Legislative Analystโ€™s Office report. It presents what it sees as a more realistic set of assumptions and re-estimates the relative benefits of the IHSS program, considering the savings to the state if it transitioned one third of nursing home residents back into the community.

Topic(s): Long-Term Care, Transition/Diversion from Institutions

Source: Institute for Womenโ€™s Policy Research; PHI

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3222

Fair Housing Planning Guide

Summary: Are you looking for assistance with Fair Housing Planning? This Guide provides an historical perspective of fair housing, information on how to conduct an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI), undertake activities to correct the identified impediments, and the types of documentary records to be maintained. It was developed for State, State-funded, and Entitlement jurisdictions along with applicable HUD regulations pertaining to fair housing.

Topic(s): Accessibility, Housing

Source: HUD, US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3239

Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Care: Toward More Home-and Community-Based Options โ€“ Policy Brief

Summary: Many obstacles impede states from rebalancing their long-term supports and services (LTSS) programs toward greater emphasis on HCBS alternatives. This brief outlines policy recommendations for reforming the Medicaid-funded LTSS system to support more cost-effective and consumer-oriented long-term care options. The authors discuss the current LTC environment, barriers and promising solutions to rebalancing LTSS, and policy recommendations for improving the Medicaid LTSS system.

Topic(s): Aging Issues, Long-Term Care, Physical Disabilities

Source: Center for Health Care Strategies

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3232

Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Supports and Services: Snapshots of Innovation

Summary: Explore innovative initiatives from across the nation offering alternatives for reforming the delivery of Medicaid-funded long-term care. This report includes both innovations that have been implemented as well as promising practices. Innovations included cover provider-focused initiatives, new directions for managed long-term care, administrative and financing solutions; and emerging telehealth technologies.

Topic(s): Aging Issues, Long-Term Care, Physical Disabilities

Source: Center for Health Care Strategies

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3233

New York Makes Work Pay Webinars โ€“ New York

Summary: How are states incorporating new media into their MIG grant training programs? Webinars allow for a cinematic, presentation like, learning experience that can be accessed conveniently online. The state of New York uses webinars to explain their programs to consumers and service providers, and made archives of these presentations available online. A link to the archives page of the New York Makes Work Pay site is provided below. These webinars could serve as a template for other MIG states.

Topic(s): Employment Programs, Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

Source: Grantee produced, New York

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3247

Policy to Practice Brief #2 โ€“ New York

Summary: How are states creating in-depth, understandable descriptions of their MIG programs? New York state created Policy-to-Practice Briefs, filled with information, materials and technical assistance. This series of briefs is designed to reach a wide spectrum of readers. It's thoughtful approach and design make it a good example for other states looking at structuring this kind of information.

Topic(s): Employment Programs, Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

Source: Grantee produced, New York

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3249

Starting Financial Management Services in CLP and VD-HCBS: Strategic Considerations โ€“ TA Call Resources

Summary: Listen to a recording of this webinar presenting strategies for program administrators to consider as they determine how to provide FMS in their Community Living and Veteran Directed programs. Topics include how to decide on a model of FMS, whether to contract for Financial Management Services, provide them "in-house" at the AAA, or use a hybrid approach. Accompanying tip sheets and documents are included.

Topic(s): Consumer/Participant Direction

Source: The Lewin Group and NRCPDS

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3238

Systems of Care: Environmental Scan of Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Supports and Services

Summary: Learn about the status of the public LTC delivery system, and opportunities and obstacles for LTSS reform and rebalancing. The study surveys statesโ€™ current HCBS expenditures and utilization, analyzes factors underpinning Medicaidโ€™s institutional bias, looks at federal and state initiatives to improve the ratio between institutional and community-based care, and points to statutory and regulatory โ€œfixesโ€ that could enhance the statesโ€™ ability to improve their LTC delivery systems.

Topic(s): Affordable Care Act, Aging Issues, Long-Term Care, Physical Disabilities, State/Agency Information

Source: Center for Health Care Strategies

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3234

The Rehabilitation Summit โ€“ New York

Summary: How are MIG programs engaging the rehabilitation professional community? The New York State Rehabilitation Association created a summit to establish collaboration with organizations who provide training, promote dialogue and reach consensus on issues facing rehabilitation professionals in all levels of staffing in New York State. A sample of their brochure outlining their mission, their agenda and registration forms for the September 2009 summit is attached.

Topic(s): Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

Source: Grantee produced, New York

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3248

The Role of Prevention in an Aging and Disability Resource Center โ€“ Issue Brief

Summary: Review an overview of federal priorities and recent trends in the field of prevention including descriptions of current initiatives in the public and private sectors, discussion of the potential role of ADRCs and other coordinated points of entry in health promotion and disease prevention programs, and sources of further information for program development. Also find a companion document that offers ten simple strategies that ADRCs can use to promote health and wellness.

Topic(s): Resource Center

Source: The Lewin Group

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3236

Transportation: The Silent Need

Summary: Review the results of a survey of the nationwide network of Area Agencies on Aging on their knowledge and opinions about senior transportation. The report provides baseline information about AAAsโ€™ involvement in transportation advocacy, planning and service delivery, as well as information about the availability of senior transportation nationwide. The document is the first in a series of reports to be developed focusing on current challenges and new developments that impact senior mobility.

Topic(s): Accessibility, Aging Issues

Source: National Center on Senior Transportation

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3240

Veteran Directed Home Services Program - Washington

Summary: Looking to develop guidance materials for veterans participating in a VD-HCBS program? Here are samples from Washingtonโ€™s program, including a handbook with information on meeting program staff, developing a spending plan and working with FMS. Also find a Policy & Procedure Handbook including an overview of the program, desired outcomes, eligibility, referral procedures, forms and protocols for assessment, enrollment and reimbursement.

Topic(s): Consumer/Participant Direction

Source: Grantee produced, Washington Dept. Social and Health Services

More Info: http://www.hcbs.org/moreInfo.php/nb/doc/3235

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