Week of July 26, 2022

CMS Releases Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Measure Set

July 21 CMS announced SMD #2022-003

CMS Releases Medicaid HCBS Quality Measure Set (2) – AAHD Highlights

Available here is the July 21 complete CMS SMD 22-003 on the HCBS quality measure release (40 pages). Also available are seven one page excerpts sharing AAHD highlights. AAHD has been working with a group of advocates to share ideas with CMS over the past 3 years.

Experiences of Individuals Self-Directing Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) During COVID-19

July 19 publisher shared Disability and Health Journal article

Testing Experience and Functional Tools in Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS)

June 23 CMS early adoption work group meeting on implementation of the CMS report

Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Quality Measures Manual Updates

July 13 CMS announced manual updates

Support and Services at Home (SASH): Helping Older Adults and People with Disabilities

July 19 Playbook Better Care for People with Complex Needs shared Cathedral Square (VT) profile

What’s Needed To Support Communities and Local Public Health Departments Beyond COVID-19

July 20 Public Health Institute report

How Do Public Health Departments Create Regulations, Policies, and Guidance Documents

July 21 CDC PH Law News shared, Change Labs Solutions administrative law, part 2 training

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Enrollee D-SNP Advisory Committees

July 6 Health Affairs article

Medicaid Expenditures and Beneficiary Profiles

July 15 CMS data brief and infographic

Interventions To Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

July 21 AHRQ shared U.S. Preventive Services Task Force final research plan

Making Social Connections for Community Health

July 19 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps webinar materials

The Use of Telehealth for Disability Evaluation in Medicare and Allied Health

July 19 National Academy of Medicine shared workshop proceedings

Innovations in Telehealth in Behavioral Health During COVID-19

July 21 NCMW announced, July 15 report

Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents

July 20 RTI evaluation of the CMS initiative to the LTC Discussion Group

Nursing Homes in Rural America: A Chartbook

July 7 HRSA funded, Rural Health Research Gateway chartbook

Pain in the Nation, 2022

July 14 TFAH Congressional briefing and webinar materials

9-8-8: Ensuring Meaningful Crisis Response

July 21 SAMHSA GAINS Center shared May 18 PRA webinar slides

Summit on Mental Health in America

July 20 Alliance for Health Policy summit materials

A Bi-Directional Approach to Bringing Together Public Health and Mental Health

June 7 Mental Health America annual policy institute materials