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Ensuring Beneficiary Health and Safety in Group Homes Through State Implementation of Comprehensive Compliance Oversight

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), joined the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the HHS Office of Civil Rights to produce a report on ensuring beneficiary health and safety in group homes through state implementation of comprehensive compliance oversight. This report serves as a resource for states to use as a part of efforts to ensure that all group homes are safe and healthy places for people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://nasuad.org/node/70096

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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://nasuad.org/node/70095

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State Employee Health Plans Can Be Leaders and Drivers of Value-Based Initiatives

This report discusses how state employee health plans are a vehicle that states can use for improving their health care system and moving the commercial market forward on value-based reforms. Currently, in 18 states, state employee plans cover over 10% of the commercial market. State employee health plans have seen success with reference pricing, limited networks, tiering, bundles, and accountable care models.

Short URL: http://nasuad.org/node/70036

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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://nasuad.org/node/70024

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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://nasuad.org/node/70006

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Report to the President and Congress: The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration

This report presents the findings and conclusions of this national evaluation of the MFP demonstration. The MFP Rebalancing Demonstration program launched more than nine years ago. There are 44 grantee states, and as of the end of calendar year 2015, grantee states had transitioned a total of 63,337 Medicaid beneficiaries from long-term institutional care to community residences and home and community-based LTSS.

Short URL: http://nasuad.org/node/69994

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Medicare Spends More on Socially Isolated Older Adults

Previous studies have demonstrated that socially isolated older adults are at greater risk for poor health and death than their well-connected counterparts. The AARP Public Policy Institute has released a new report that examines whether social isolation also affects health care spending among older adults, and finds that a lack of social contacts among older adults is associated with an estimated $6.7 billion in additional Medicare spending annually.

Short URL: http://nasuad.org/node/69990

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Residential Information Systems Project Annual Report: Status and Trends Through 2015

This is a technical report about the supports and services that people with IDD receive through the State IDD agency. In addition to the report, there are state profiles, which describe status and trends for each state in the country, and a chart gallery, which is an interactive tool to view detailed data by state, year, and funding authority. Topics include ICF/IID and Medicaid Waiver recipients, expenditures and expenditures per person from 1977 to 2015.

Short URL: http://nasuad.org/node/69945

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