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Engaging Providers in Building Managed Care Delivery Systems: Tips for States

April 2014 — This brief provides tips to help states engage providers in designing, implementing, and overseeing a managed care delivery system for individuals with complex care …

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
A Snapshot of Uniform Assessment Practices in Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports

February 2014 — This presentation provided an overview of uniform MLTSS assessment efforts in five states.

Staff Presentations
Effectively Integrating Care for Dual Eligibles

February 2014 — This presentation provided an update on state efforts to integrate care inside and outside the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' dual demonstrations…

Staff Presentations
State Approaches to Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health Services for Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries: Early Insights

February 2014 — This new CHCS brief describes early efforts in four states -- Arizona, California, Massachusetts, and Wash…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Study Group Report on the Integration of Long Term Care Services into the Global Budgets of Oregon's Coordinated Care Organizations

December 2013 — This report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services considers the opportunities, barriers, and strategies for integration of long-term care services into…

Reports
Uniform Assessment Practices in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs

August 2013 — This brief explores current MLTSS assessment approaches in five states: Arizona, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin to identify what uniform assessment tools…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Building State Capacity to Implement Integrated Care Programs for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees

July 2013 — This technical assistance brief examines key areas where states will need to build their internal capacity as they pursue integrated care programs for Medicare-Medic…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Developing Provider Networks for Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs: Considerations for States

July 2013 — This technical assistance brief presents considerations for provider network development, reviews recent guidance, and offers examples of state practices for establi…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Three State Paths to Improve Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care: Florida, New Jersey, and Virginia

July 2013 — This brief looks at the paths pursued by Florida, New Jersey, and Virginia in implementing MLTSS approaches focused on helping individuals to live in their communiti…

Policy & Issue Briefs
State Trends and Innovations in Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports

December 2012 — This brief highlights states' continued progress in: 1) rebalancing Medicaid LTSS options toward home- and community-based services; and 2) developing and implementi…

Policy & Issue Briefs
A Roadmap for Planning and Implementing Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

October 2012 — On October 5, 2012, CHCS senior program officer Sarah Barth, JDpresented at a National Health Policy Forum conference entitled Medic…

Staff Presentations
Balancing Incentive Program: Strengthening Medicaid Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports

September 2012 — To help states better understand the Balancing Incentive Program, this technical assistance brief describes the core structural elements in detail and provides an ov…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Medicaid Rate-Setting Strategies to Promote Home- and Community-Based Services

May 2012 — This policy brief discusses strategies for structuring rates for managed long-term services and supports program to encourage the use of home- and community-based se…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Long-Term Services and Supports: Opportunities in the Affordable Care Act

December 2011 — This technical assistance brief describes different program options contained in the Affordable Care Act  to assist states in rebalancing the provision of …

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Connecting the Long-Term Care Partnership and CLASS Act Insurance Programs

February 2011 — This policy brief is designed to help states with existing Long-Term Care Partnership programs to inform consumers and other stakeholders in considering these two di…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Developing an Integrated Care Program for Dual Eligibles Using Special Needs Plans

January 2011 — This CHCS technical assistance brief, made possible by The Commonwealth Fund, draws from the experiences of pioneering states to detail critical issues for state con…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
From the Beneficiary Perspective: Core Elements to Guide Integrated Care for Dual Eligibles

December 2010 — This technical assistance brief was developed to help Medicaid stakeholders and others committed to improving care for dual eligibles design more responsive integrat…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Advancing Integrated Models for Dual Eligibles: New Innovations and Opportunities

December 2010 — This 90-minute webinar highlighted state progress for integrating care for duals and showcased innovative approaches in two states. A representative from the Centers…

Webinar Resources
Engaging Consumer Stakeholders to Improve Systems of Care for Dual Eligibles

December 2010 — For states looking to integrate care for duals, a robust stakeholder engagement process will provide invaluable feedback for shaping programs to best meet consumer n…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Profiles of State Innovation: Roadmap for Improving Systems of Care for Dual Eligibles

November 2010 — This roadmap synthesizes state best practices across the country to offer guideposts for improved integration of services for dual eligible beneficiaries with the go…

Reports
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