Child Welfare Privatization Initiatives Assessing Their Implications for the Child Welfare Field and for Federal Child Welfare Programs Evolving Roles of Public and Private Agencies in Privatized Child Welfare Systems Topical Paper #3 March 2008 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for
Descriptive Study of Three Disability Competent Managed Care Plans for Medicaid Enrollees
Overview [For a complete overview, see the Advancing States' Child Indicators Initiatives ]
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Children with Severe Chronic Conditions on Medicaid Brian Burwell, William Crown, Ph.D., and John Drabek, Ph.D. The MEDSTAT Group November 1997 PDF Version (40 PDF pages)
Estimating Child Welfare Service Costs: Methods Developed for the Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs
Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs Estimating Child Welfare Service Costs: Methods Developed for the Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs Submitted to: Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Submitted by: Westat, Inc. Chapin Hall Cent
Health, Housing, and Service Supports for Three Groups of People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. 2.2. Likelihood of Being in Permanent Supportive Housing
In comparison to group membership in the overall population of chronically homeless people, group membership of tenants in PSH appears to be somewhat skewed toward those in Group 3, although the skew may not be very large in some jurisdictions.
This Issue Paper describes three subgroups of the people experiencing chronic homelessness, and the services and housing configurations currently supporting them.
Design of a Demonstration of Coordinated Housing, Health and Long-Term Care Services and Supports for Low-Income Older Adults. Appendix A: Examples of Relevant Existing Practices
In order to ground the fundamental demonstration design and research considerations outlined in Chapter IX , this Appendix provides examples of relevant existing practices or other operational aspects related to the basic elements of the intervention, and how they might work to produce desired outcomes. Examples in each area were drawn from the l
Design of a Demonstration of Coordinated Housing, Health and Long-Term Care Services and Supports for Low-Income Older Adults. B. Selection of Demonstration Sites
What volume of participants will be required in each demonstration site, within each model proposed to be tested, and in the overall demonstration to assure that it can be evaluated? What volume is necessary to make the design affordable and sustainable? Will the demonstration provide the infrastructure for data collection or will
Design of a Demonstration of Coordinated Housing, Health and Long-Term Care Services and Supports for Low-Income Older Adults. VII. Potential Targeting and Services Delivery Models
Service delivery models could take numerous forms and focus on interventions at different points in a chronic health conditions/disability stage continuum. A more public health oriented model would target all low-income older adults in participating properties and the surrounding community with the goal of improving the health and quality of life
Design of a Demonstration of Coordinated Housing, Health and Long-Term Care Services and Supports for Low-Income Older Adults
This conceptual framework examines the possible ways that housing sites can link health and long-term services and supports, and potential ways that HUD and HHS could design a demonstration of such a model. [31 PDF pages]
Developing Quality Measures for Medicaid Beneficiaries with Schizophrenia: Final Report. IV. Lessons Learned
While we successfully developed and tested ten quality measures, development of several additional measures was not feasible given the constraints of Medicaid claims data and Medicaid payment policies. The following discussion of our experience and lessons learned is designed to be instructive for future efforts in the development of quality measu
Quality in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Programs. Appendix D. North Carolina's 1915(b)/(c) Medicaid Waiver for Mental HEALTH/ Developmental DISABILITIES/SUBSTANCE Abuse Services
Element Description MLTSS Program North Carolina 1915(b)/(c) Medicaid Waiver for MH/DD/SAS Lead Agency
This report explores how several states have designed their quality monitoring and improvement programs for managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS). The authors focus on the early adopters of MLTSS as well as those programs that are presented considered "established". The findings demonstrate how states take somewhat different approaches
Environmental Scan of MLTSS Quality Requirements in MCO Contracts. Appendix N. Tennessee Tenncare Choices
Element Description/Notes State and Lead Agency Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Bureau of TennCare, Division of Long-term Services and Supports
Environmental Scan of MLTSS Quality Requirements in MCO Contracts. Appendix J. New Mexico Coordination of Long-term Services
Element Description/Notes State and Lead Agency New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD)
Environmental Scan of MLTSS Quality Requirements in MCO Contracts. Appendix G. Massachusetts Senior CARE Options
Element Description/Notes State and Lead Agency Massachusetts MassHealth, Office of Long Term Care, Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS)
This report describes how frequently various quality requirement elements appear in managed care organization contracts, as well as some similarities and differences in the quality requirements.
Cook JA, Terrell S, JonikasJA. 2004. Promoting Self-Determination for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities through Self-Directed Services: A Look at Federal, State and Public Systems as Sources of Cash-Outs and Other Fiscal Expansion Opportunities . Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Feasibility of Expanding Self-Directed Services to People with Serious Mental Illness. 4.7. Protecting Public Budgets
According to key informants consulted for this report, most states and the Federal Government will only consider implementing SDC if it will not result in increased budgetary costs for mental health care. One key informant from the managed behavioral health care industry expressed a view that may be applicable to many mental health SDC programs: t