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CMS Long-Term Services & Support

CMS is working in partnership with States, consumers and advocates, providers and other stakeholders to create a sustainable, person-driven long-term support system in which people with disabilities and chronic conditions have choice, control and access to a full array of quality services that assure optimal outcomes, such as independence, health and quality of life. This website provides access to the full complement of CMS initiatives related to community living.

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Aging Network Care Transitions Toolkit

Visit this Administration on Aging website to access the Care Transition Toolkit to improve care transitions for individuals over 65. This Toolkit includes lessons learned from States who received ADRC program funding, CLP funding, VD-HCBS program funding, and ADRC Evidence-Based Care Transitions Program funding. These tools and resources can help formalize organization’s efforts for future funding and program opportunities.

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The Aging and Disability Resource Center

The U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), which includes the Administration on Aging, sponsors this website to make information and resources available to states and community organizations. This website provides a forum to allow a diverse community of stakeholders involved in making changes to their long-term care system to exchange ideas, knowledge, and best practices.

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Aging and Disability Resource Centers Evidence-Based Care Transitions

Visit this U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) website to learn about ACL and CMS funded initiatives aimed at improving the coordination of care transitions. This website hosts links to the 2010 Care Transition Awards which provide information about the Evidence Based Care Transition Models the ACL grantees are using in their care transition work.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program

This website created by the Administration on Aging hosts information related to Evidence-Based  Caregiver Support Programs and Programs for People with Alzheimer’s Disease. This website features current programs and provides users with the ability to click on program names for further details.

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The Clearinghouse for Home and Community-Based Services

HCBS.org promotes the development and expansion of home and community-based services by gathering resources and tools for research, policymaking and program development into this one-stop website. The information shared on this website helps professionals be more effective in supporting real choice and independence for older Americans and people with disabilities.

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Evidence-based Disease and Disability Prevention Program (EBDDP)

This U.S. Administration on Aging website on the EBDDP Program provides information, links and go-to resources to states and community organizations on the issues of health and prevention programs aimed at empowering older adults to take control of their health.

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HHS and HUD Collaboration - Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living

This landmark project joins the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Health and Human Services (HHS), under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration, to assist federal, state and local agencies and community partners to create a sustainable, collaborative system between housing and human services agencies. Please visit this website for additional information on this project and to access the tools and resources under development to help States improve transition outcomes for individuals with disabilities seeking community living.

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Mathematica Policy Research – Money Follows the Person National Evaluation

This website provides access to MFP evaluation reports assessing how state long-term care systems change to support the transition of people from institutions to the community, whether the changes were successful and sustainable, and to what extent MFP helps balance state long-term care spending. The evaluation also analyzes the effects of MFP on Medicaid beneficiaries’ health and quality of life, as well as identifying characteristics of individuals and state programs strongly associated with success. In addition, Mathematica provides access to a web-based semi-annual reporting system prepared in collaboration with Truven Health Analytics.

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InsureKidsNow.gov

This site provides a section for consumers to help them get information about the Medicaid or CHIP program in their State and links to www.healthcare.gov and www.insurekidsnow.gov where broader information about health coverage options is now available.

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National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center 

The DSW Resource Center provides state Medicaid agencies, researchers, policymakers, employers, consumers, direct service professionals, and other state-level government agencies and organizations easy access to information and resources they may need about the direct service workforce. These resources, which include web-based clearinghouses, technical experts, training tools and more, cover the full range of DSW consumer populations.

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National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC)

The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs. The Center's objectives are to enhance the skills, knowledge, and management capacity of the State programs to enable them to handle residents' complaints and represent resident interests (individual and systemic advocacy).

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Technical Assistance Center for the Balancing Incentive Program

The Technical Assistance Center for the Balancing Incentive Program was created in an effort to assist States in understanding and meeting the requirements of the initiative. Mission Analytics Group, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, are available to provide an efficient and easy support system for States when it comes to understanding, applying, and implementing the Balancing Incentive Program

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TAC Resource Center on Supportive Housing

The goal of the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) Resource Center is to expand new and innovative supportive housing approaches and models, which link affordable and accessible permanent housing resources with community-based supports and services for people with significant and long-term disabilities. This site highlights the new integrated supportive housing approach recently authorized by Congress within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program.

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