Using Medicaid to Support Working Age Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses in the Community: A Handbook. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This Handbook could not have been completed without the contributions of many individuals who are acknowledged below.

At the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Glenn Stanton, Carey O’Connor, Peggy Clark, Mary Clarkson and Jackie Wilder.

At the Center for Mental Health Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Crystal Blyler, Neal Brown, Jeffrey Buck, Eileen Elias, and Betsy McDonel Herr.

We would like to convey special thanks to Letty Carpenter. Chapter 3 of this handbook is based in large part on the especially clear description of Medicaid eligibility she authored Chapter 2 (“Financial Eligibility Rules and Options”) in Gary Smith, Janet O’Keeffe, Letty Carpenter, Pamela Doty, Gavin Kennedy, Brian Burwell, Roberta Mollica, and Loretta Williams (2000). Understanding Medicaid Home and Community Services: A Primer. George Washington University, Center for Healthy Policy Research. Available at (accessed February 22, 2005).

Thanks are also due to advisory group members, expert consultants, and reviewers, including the following people:

Joyce Allen, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Sharon Autio, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Michael Cheek, The Lewin Group (formerly of American Public Human Services Association)
Michael Deily, Utah Department of Health
Michael Fitzpatrick, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Larry Fricks, Georgia Office of Consumer Relations, Department of Human Resources
Andrew Hyman, National Association of State Mental Health Directors
Mary Kennedy, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Chris Koyanagi, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Meredith Lee, American Public Human Services Association
H. Stephen Leff, Human Services Research Institute
Virginia Mulkern, Human Services Research Institute
John O’Brien, Technical Assistance Collaborative
Lee Partridge, National Association of State Medicaid Directors
Celeste Putnam, Florida Department of Children and Families
Amy Sander, The Lewin Group (formerly of American Public Human Services Association)
Robert Seiffert, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Don Shumway, New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services
Elizabeth Tanzman, Vermont Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services
Wendy White Tiegreen, Georgia Department of Human Resources
Jennifer Urff, National Association of State Mental Health Directors

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