Week of June 18, 2013

Disability Competent Support for an Aging Population

June 10 Community Catalyst webinar power points.
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Disability Competent Support – Self Assessment Tool

June 12 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) MMCO (Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office) web posting tools. [See “downloads” near the bottom of the CMS-MMCO web page].
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Aging and Disability Information and Referral/Assistance Networks – Challenges and Opportunities

May NASUAD (National Association of States United for Aging and Disability) report. The report examines a half dozen networks, including ADRCs (Aging and Disability Resource Centers) and CILs (Centers for Independent Living).
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California-Indiana-Maine-Missouri-Pennsylvania-Tennessee-Texas-Washington: 104 Employers Participating with CDC in National Healthy Worksite Program

104 employers in 8 counties agreed to participate June 10 with CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to reduce chronic illness.
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Rhode Island Employer Must Pay Minimum Wage to Employees with Disabilities

June 13 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announcement.
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Veterans with Disabilities – VA Independent Living-Vocational Rehabilitation-Employment Services Need Improvement

June Government Accounting Office (GAO) report.
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Iowa and Pennsylvania – Reducing Hospital and Nursing Home Use for “High Risk” Medicaid Beneficiaries

June 6 Mathematica Policy Research webinar power points – persons with disabilities using Iowa Medicaid waiver services and persons with serious mental illness in Pennsylvania.
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Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Background and Overview

June 6 report for the U.S. Congress by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
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Enrollment and Disenrollment CMS Guidance for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid in Capitated Demos

June 14 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) MMCO (Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office) web posting.
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Quality Data Infrastructure Development

National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) June report.
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Connecting Health Information Exchange in Primary Care

May AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) report.
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Primary Care and the Affordable Care Act Health Reform

June 12 Commonwealth Fund report.
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Children and the Affordable Care Act – Planning and Design Considerations

National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) June report.
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New Clinical Report, Algorithm & Video Vignettes: Motor Delays

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announcement.  Pediatricians often encounter children with delays of motor development. Earlier identification of motor delays allows for timely referral for developmental interventions as well as diagnostic evaluations and treatment planning. Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation and its accompanying cinicial decision algorithm were published in the June issue of Pediatrics. This report includes suggestions for formal developmental screening at the 9-, 18-, 30-, and 48-month well-child visits; approaches to the neurologic examination, with emphasis on the assessment of muscle tone; and initial diagnostic approaches for medical home providers. Use of diagnostic tests to evaluate children with motor delays is described and the importance of pursuing diagnostic tests while concurrently referring patients to early intervention programs is emphasized. Video vignettes were developed to discuss ways in which primary care pediatricians can use the clinical report and algorithm to enhance developmental surveillance and screening for neuromotor impairment.
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