The final Home and Community-Based Services regulations set forth new requirements for several Medicaid authorities under which states may provide home and community-based long-term services and supports.
New and updated reports on Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) are now available on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) website.
This brief was originally prepared by Ernest McKenney and Bob Mollica in 2010 and was updated in 2013 by Ellen Spockman-Randall and Stephanie Mensh as part of the Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living Project, a collaboration of the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (...
The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting state agencies in developing effective, efficient service delivery systems that furnish high-quality supports to people with developmental disabilities.
The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) is a 501(c)(3) entity that was created to help Medicaid Directors develop consensus on critical issues and leverage their influence with respect to national policy debates.
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them. For more than 60 years, NCOA has been a trusted voice and innovative problem-solver helping seniors navigate the...
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
In spring 2012, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to bring together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Adminis
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities.
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) serves as the national voice of State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities.
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.
The Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is the only national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization to represent state mental health commissioners/directors and their agencies.
Through Medicaid.gov, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides a brief description of the PASRR program, its requirements, and its importance. The site also links to the section of the Code of Federal Regulations governing PASRR.
The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration is part of a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to assist States, in collaboration with stakeholders, to make widespread changes to their long-term care support systems.
Three expert international workgroups convened by the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have issued the first new criteria and guidelines to diagnose Alzheimer's disease in 27 years.
On September 14, 2011, APA and the U.S. Administration on Aging co-produced a webinar titled "Mental Health Needs of Family Caregivers: Identifying, Engaging and Assisting." Follow the link below to listen to the webinar and download the accompanying slides.