New federal regulations have established first-time standards for when settings qualify as “community-based” for the purposes of Medicaid-funded Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS). Each state “Just Like Home: The Impact of the Federal HCBS Regulations on Older Adults”
Person-centered planning encompasses the idea that the individual is at the heart of all decisions about services, supports, and care. When people are given the “Person-Centered Care Planning in the States”
The Problem: Can You Spot the Legal Violations in this Job Announcement? California’s assisted living policy is surprisingly behind-the-times. 30 years ago, the assisted living “How California’s Assisted Living System Falls Short in Addressing Residents’ Health Care Needs”
The Problem: A False Choice Between Community Living and Access to Health Related Services “The false choice between the social model and health care expertise “How California’s Assisted Living System Falls Short in Addressing Resident’s Health Care Needs”
Across the country, assisted living facilities now provide services for residents with significant care needs, a noticeable change from 30 years ago when California adopted “How California’s Assisted Living System Falls Short in Addressing Residents’ Health Care Needs”
Changes to health care coverage are happening rapidly and can be confusing for advocates to understand and explain to beneficiaries. This issue brief, the first “THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX Creative and Culturally Competent Outreach Strategies in Health Care Transitions”
Unfinished Business: Designing Appeals Procedures in the Dual-Eligible Demonstrations helps stakeholders focus their advocacy about appeals on areas where a consumer voice can have the most “Designing Appeals Procedures in the Dual-Eligible Demonstrations”
This December Issue Brief is an update on NSCLC’s September 2013 analysis of appeals processes in demonstrations in six states. Unfinished Business helps stakeholders focus their “Unfinished Business: Designing Appeals Procedures in the Dual-Eligible Demonstrations”
In this October 2014 Issue Brief, Justice in Aging provides background on conflict-free case management and reviews existing regulations and guidance.
In this August 2014 Policy Issue Brief, Justice in Aging shares what states are doing to ensure person-centered planning is included in managed care contracts.