Picture of Housing and Health: Medicare and Medicaid Use Among Older Adults in HUD-Assisted Housing Executive Summary The Lewin Group March 2014
Evaluation Design Options for the Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Program Executive Summary Joshua M. Wiener, Ph.D., and Wayne L. Anderson, Ph.D. RTI International Daniel Kuehn, M.P.P., and Robert Lerman, Ph.D. Urban Institute September 2011
Further Progress, Persistent Constraints: Findings from a Second Survey of the Welfare-to-Work Grants Program
A major federally funded initiative has been unfolding over the past two years to help welfare recipients and other low-income Americans move into employment. In 1997, the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) authorized the U.S. Department of Labor to award $3 billion in Welfare-to-Work (WtW) grants to states and local organizations.
HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public. I. Agency Mission
The mission of the Administration on Aging (AoA) is to ensure that older Americans have the opportunity to age with dignity, have choices in managing their own lives, and remain active and productive members of their families and communities. We fund states, tribal agencies, city and county governments, and non-profit organizations at the communit
HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public
This site describes the HHS Information Quality Guidelines as well as the supporting administrative mechanisms to request correction of information covered under the guidelines. The HHS Guidelines were developed in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 106-554 and OMB government-wide requirements directing all federal agencies to issue guidelines
Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2002. Employment and Work-related Risk Factor 7. ADULT/CHILD Disability
Figure WORK 7.Percentage of the Total Population Reporting a Disability, by Age: 2000 Source: Provisional data from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey.
In 1992, the National Academy for State Health Policy published ABuilding Assisted Living For The Elderly Into Public Policy: A Guide For States@ to help state policy makers examine an emerging concept for providing residential, home like settings for elders. The Guide examined the confusion surrounding the use of the term "assisted living" and th
This report assesses the appeal of the Cash and Counseling demonstration by: (1) estimating the proportions of eligible beneficiaries that participated and comparing the characteristics of participants and nonparticipants; (2) describing beneficiaries' most common reasons for agreeing or declining to participate; and (3) examining whether the demo
This report describes the effects of Cash and Counseling on the caregivers who were providing the most unpaid assistance to adult beneficiaries when those beneficiaries volunteered to participate in the demonstration and completed a baseline telephone interveiw. The caregivers in this analysis identified by beneficiaries as their primary infor
Effect of Consumer Direction on Adults' Personal Care and Well-Being in Arkansas, New Jersey, and Florida
This report examines the effects of the Cash and Counseling program in three states Arkansas, Florida, and New Jersey regarding how consumer direction affects the use and quality of both paid and unpaid personal care assistance received by consumers, as measured by consumers' satisfaction with care, the frequency of unmet needs, and the in
The Effect of Cash and Counseling on Medicaid and Medicare Costs: Findings for Adults in Three States
Recent research suggests that Florida's Cash and Counseling model-Consumer Directed Care (CDC)-increased the well-being of children with disabilities and their parents in Florida and that the Cash and Counseling programs in Arkansas, Florida, and New Jersey similarly increased the well-being of adults. The program also increased the likelihood th
The past decade or so has seen considerable growth in the number of Medicaid programs electing to cover personal care services--from only ten in FY 1979 to 29 in FY 1992. Substantial inter-state variation exists in Medicaid personal care services coverage. In 1988, participation rates per 1,000 aged/disabled Medicaid recipients ranged from a low
This "ASPE Research Notes" article is a follow up to the earlier article The Medicaid Personal Care Option Part I: Cross State Variations and Trends Over Time that provided a descriptive overview of Medicaid personal care services programs. Part II compares models of care that promote greater or lesser degrees of consumer control or choice and d
In this article, the authors compare and contrast alternative approaches to administering programs, financed under the Medicaid personal care services (PCS) optional benefit, that make attendant services available to low-income elderly and disabled persons in need of help with daily living tasks. The analyses address the following issues: (1) By h
The project examined how states have used Medicaid's Personal Care Services Optional Benefit (also called the PC Option), assessed whether coverage regulations for these services be revised, and discussed the ways in which the program might affect public debate about the expansion of public funding for long-term care. The project entailed reviewin
Enabling Personal Preference: The Implementation of the Cash and Counseling Demonstration in New Jersey
This report describes the design and implementation of Personal Preference, New Jersey's model of Cash and Counseling. It also draws lessons from the state's experience. The report is based primarily on in-person interviews conducted in April 2001, about 18 months after the program began enrolling beneficiaries (November 1999).
This paper which is one of a series of Appendices included in the demonstration's final report describes Arkansas' Passages program. The case studies provide useful information as states consider nursing home transition efforts or implement nursing home transition programs. Lessons the demonstration states learned during this program are p