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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hospice Benefits and Utilization in the Large Employer Market Beth Jackson, Teresa Gibson and Joline Staeheli The MEDSTAT Group March 2000 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/empmkt.pdf (64 PDF pages)
An Examination of Issues Related to How HCBS Programs Operate Within Fixed Budgets and to the Administrative Linkages Between Eligibility Determination, Needs Assessment and Care Planning Functions
This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study to document and analyze selected best practices related to state-administered home and community-based services (HCBS) programs.
This report presents information on Medicare's hospice benefit who is using it, how it is being used, what costs are associated with its use, what costs precede hospice enrollment and how these vary by type of enrollee. This information will be important for understanding the role of Medicare's hospice benefit in the context of the other benef
The use of negotiated risk agreements (NRAs) is a new topic in a relatively new long-term care setting. This study was designed to inform state policymakers, assisted living providers, and key stakeholders about NRAs and issues related to their use. The study's major objectives were to: (1) Describe states' statutory and regulatory provisions rela
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Federal Programs for Persons with Disabilities Brian O. Burwell, Bonnie Preston, and Sarah Bailey Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. January 1990 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/task2es.pdf (143 PDF pages)
Medicare Is Bending the Health Care Cost Curve-Executive Summary
Simi Litval, Ph.D., and Jae Kennedy, M.A. World Institute on Disability Research and Training Center on Public Policy in Independent Living December 1991
The purpose of the study was to: (1) describe the current status of the use of health information technology (HIT) in existing state-of-the-art health delivery systems and how health information is or is not exchanged with "unaffiliated" post-acute and long-term care (PAC/LTC) providers and other components of the health care delivery continuum (e
An Analysis of Federal and State Policies Affecting Services to Mentally Retarded and Other Developmentally Disabled Persons: State Perspectives Final Report
This study analyzes how federal policies and programs influenced state policy choices with respect to expanding family and community care. The study presents an in-depth review of six state mental retardation/developmentally disabled service systems (Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia). Data collection and analysis emphasiz
This report is based on the most recent and current developments related to health information exchange in post-acute care and long-term care. It builds upon the previous literature review conducted in the project that examined the status of electronic health records in post-acute and long-term care and research on clinical information exchange n
Report from the Working Group on Improving Public Policies and Programs Affecting Persons with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities
This report analyzes the impact of current federal policies and programs on the growth of community living arrangements and supportive services for people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities (MR/DD).
Tables in this report were prepared in response to a contractual charge to analyze existing data sources for answers to as many long-term care questions as data and resources would permit. More than two dozen research papers containing roughly 500 tables were produced as a result of that effort. This report contains a substantial portion of those
Credentialing, Licensing and Reimbursement of the SUD Workforce: A Review of Policies and Practices Across the Nation
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the barriers to and facilitators of licensing, credentialing, and insurance reimbursement for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers across the nation. The study included an environmental scan of key issues, reviews of credentialing, licensing, and reimbursement policies in the 50 states
This compendium is published by the Division of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Social Services Policy. It summarizes the results of the Division's research projects from 1986 through the present and highlights future plans. The role of research within
This PDF was submitted as an attachment to a Public Comment sent to the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services and/or the National Alzheimer's Project Act website. The opinions and views expressed in this PDF are those of the authors and the person who submitted it. They do not necessarily reflect the views of any federal a
A Profile of Medicaid Institutional and Community-Based Long-Term Care Service Use and Expenditures Among the Aged and Disabled Using MAX 2002
This report examines how person-level data in the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data system can be used to better understand Medicaid long-term care service use and expenditures, and to evaluate the utility of MAX data for further study of long-term care.