Week of December 5, 2023

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS): Three-Fourths of States Have Waiting Lists; 2016-2023 Updated Waiting List Data

November 29 Kaiser Family Foundation report.

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS): Workforce Highlights

November 3 MACPAC committee presentation was shared in Nov 21 (#38) AAHD news. Available here is page 4, HCBS workforce highlights.

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS): in Diverse Communities; Diverse Caregivers

November 30 Long-Term Quality Alliance shared literature review.

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS): How States Provide Supports for Families

November 29 Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) review.

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Financial Alignment Demo Reports for NY, OH, WA

November 27 CMS CMMI shared reports; scroll down the CMMI reports web page to three separate financial alignment reports for the three states.

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Using the D-SPN Model To Increase Integration – NV and Washington State

November 29 Center for Health Care Strategies blog on Special Needs Plans for persons dually eligible.

Why Did They Do It That Way? Understanding Medicaid Policy Making

November 28 NAMD shared April 10 issue brief.

Medicaid HCBS and LTSS Re-Balancing – State Medicaid Directors Section 504 Disability Non-Discrimination Submission

November 28 NAMD shared Nov 13 Section 504 proposed rules comments to HHS.

A Framework for Investigating Living and Working with Disabilities and Long COVID

November 16 Boston U-UMass CeKTER, UNH faculty, webinar materials.

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) – White House Playbook for Addressing

November White House announced SDOH playbook.

Successful Steps for Holistic Integration of Mental and Behavioral Health in Primary Care – Billing Practices (3)

November 16 Nurse-Led Care Consortium third of four webinar materials; this one focused on billing practices. The Nov 2 webinar materials were shared Nov 7, news #36 and the Nov 9 webinar materials were shared Nov 21, news #38.

Primary Care Practice Redesign To Integrate Behavioral Health

November Annals of Family Medicine review of PCORI funded research.

Improving Access To Primary Care for Underserved Populations

November 14 Milbank Memorial Fund report.

Understanding CMS CMMI “Making Care Primary” Model

November 28 Manatt Insights.

The Burden of Prior Authorization on Patients with Chronic Disease

November 22 National Health Council report.

Behavioral Health Professional Experiences – National Academies Survey Request

The Committee on Strategies to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Care Services through Medicare and Medicaid has launched a survey to explore factors that incentivize or disincentivize behavioral health care provider participation in Medicare, Medicaid, and Marketplace programs, with special attention to provider type (e.g., physician, psychologist, advanced practice nurse, social worker, counselor). Input from a wide range of providers will be critical to the committee’s efforts to analyze program participation and propose strategies to address current challenges. The survey can be found at this link: Current Perceptions and/or Experiences among Behavioral Health Care Professionals..

Building a Trauma-Informed Workforce

November 28 HRSA Primary Health Care Digest shared ACU STAR center fact sheet.

National Center of Health Statistics (NCHC) – Current Challenges and Opportunities

November 29 NCHS Director presentation to the Friends of NCHS annual meeting.

SAMHSA’s 2023-2026 Data Strategy

November 30 SAMHSA announced data strategy.

Using Data Effectively in Federal Grant Applications

November 28 ACL Nutrition Aging Resource Center announced previous webinar slides.