Week of December 18

Medicaid Eligibility for Persons with Disabilities: New Kaiser Commission Report on Impact of ACA

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured issued in December a new report on the Accountable Care Act (ACA) impact on Medicaid eligibility for persons with disabilities.
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Kaiser Commission New Report in ACA Impact on Medicaid Eligibility

A second Kaiser Commission report is available.
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Medicaid Buy-In and SSA Work Supports – New Mathematica Report

Mathematica Policy Research issued a new report in November on the relationship between Medicaid buy-in and Social Security Act work supports.
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CMS Guidance on ACA Medicaid Expansion – Partial Expansion Not Allowed

The December 10 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document is now available.
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SSI and Children with Disabilities – An Overview

On December 14, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) distributed a new overview of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program for children with disabilities. These supports are budget reduction targets by some members of Congress.
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Moving Upstream – Community-Based Prevention and the Role of Community Transformation Grants

A new publication of the New York Academy of Medicine is now available.
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Colorado-Connecticut-Massachusetts-Maryland-Oregon-Washington: HHS Approves State Health Insurance Exchanges

December 10 HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) letters to governors now available.
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Using State Health Insurance Exchanges to Promote Medical Homes

An April 2012 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), December 13 publicly-shared, report.
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Accountable Health Care – What It Takes

Second in a series of Commonwealth Fund reports, publicly-shared December 14.
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Electronic Health Records Use by Physician Practices

December 11 National Center on Health Statistics (NCHS) report is available.
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Employer Perceptions of Stress and Resilience Interventions

A new report of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
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NIMH – Top 10 Research Advances of 2012

December 10 Dr. Tom Insel, Director, National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH), statement is available.
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Increased Home Delivered Meals Results in Fewer Nursing Facility Placements

A December 3 Health Services Research journal article; the abstract and instructions for obtaining the complete article is available.
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OBRA 1987 – 25 Years of Federal Nursing Home Reform

Resources and materials available from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care.
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Veterans Administration – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Supports

December 11 VA report is available.
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