This series of chart books, entitled Medicaid Long-Term Supports and Services in Maryland, summarizes demographic, service utilization, and expenditure data for state fiscal years 2006 through 2009 on four Maryland Medicaid waiver programs—the Older Adults Waiver, the Living at Home Waiver, the Autism Waiver, and the Medical Day Care Services Waiver—and on nursing facility utilization among Maryland Medicaid recipients. These chart books, prepared for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, are intended to monitor trends in these programs. Hilltop updates the chart books annually. The Medical Day Care Services Waiver Chart Book provides information on Maryland Medicaid participants who receive services through this program, which provides health, social, and related support services to individuals aged 16 years and older who reside in the community and meet a nursing facility level of care. Services are provided through approved medical day care agencies.

Also in this series are: The Nursing Facilities Chart Book, The Older Adults Waiver Chart Book, The Living at Home Waiver Chart Book, and The Autism Waiver Chart Book.

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This series of chart books, entitled Medicaid Long-Term Supports and Services in Maryland, summarizes demographic, service utilization, and expenditure data for state fiscal years 2006 through 2009 on four Maryland Medicaid waiver programs—the Older Adults Waiver, the Living at Home Waiver, the Autism Waiver, and the Medical Day Care Services Waiver—and on nursing facility utilization among Maryland Medicaid recipients. These chart books, prepared for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, are intended to monitor trends in these programs. Hilltop updates the chart books annually. The Autism Waiver Chart Book provides information on Maryland Medicaid participants who receive services through this program, which provides home and community-based services to children from the age of 1 year through the end of the school year in which the child turns 21. The Autism Waiver is administered by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Also in this series are: The Nursing Facilities Chart Book, The Older Adults Waiver Chart Book, The Living at Home Waiver Chart Book, and The Medical Day Care Services Waiver Chart Book.

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This series of chart books, entitled Medicaid Long-Term Supports and Services in Maryland, summarizes demographic, service utilization, and expenditure data for state fiscal years 2006 through 2009 on four Maryland Medicaid waiver programs—the Older Adults Waiver, the Living at Home Waiver, the Autism Waiver, and the Medical Day Care Services Waiver—and on nursing facility utilization among Maryland Medicaid recipients. These chart books, prepared for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, are intended to monitor trends in these programs. Hilltop updates the chart books annually. The Older Adults Waiver Chart Book provides information on Maryland Medicaid participants who receive services through this program, which enables low-income individuals aged 50 years and older to remain in a community setting even though, because of their health status, they are eligible for placement in a long-term care facility. The Older Adults Waiver is administered by the Maryland Department of Aging.

Also in this series are: The Nursing Facilities Chart Book, The Living at Home Waiver Chart Book, The Autism Waiver Chart Book, and The Medical Day Care Services Waiver Chart Book.

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This series of chart books, entitled Medicaid Long-Term Supports and Services in Maryland, summarizes demographic, service utilization, and expenditure data for state fiscal years 2006 through 2009 on four Maryland Medicaid waiver programs—the Older Adults Waiver, the Living at Home Waiver, the Autism Waiver, and the Medical Day Care Services Waiver—and on nursing facility utilization among Maryland Medicaid recipients. These chart books, prepared for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, are intended to monitor trends in these programs. Hilltop updates the chart books annually. The Nursing Facilities Chart Book reports on nursing facility services provided to Maryland Medicaid beneficiaries aged 19 years and older. It summarizes demographic, service utilization, acuity, expenditure, and length of stay data.

Also in this series are: The Older Adults Waiver Chart Book, The Living at Home Waiver Chart Book, The Autism Waiver Chart Book, and The Medical Day Care Services Waiver Chart Book.

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Hilltop Director of Clinical and Quality Management Annette Snyder, PhD, delivered this presentation at the 138th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting held November 6 through 10, 2010, in Denver, Colorado. The Impact of Selected Demographic, Mental Health, and Geographic Measures on Discharge from Nursing Homes among Working-Age Adults in Maryland discusses a study that examined factors associated with discharge to the community for working-age adults admitted to Maryland nursing homes over a five-year period. The study found that the strongest factors related to discharge to the community were an individual’s expressed preference for discharge and perceived support for community discharge.

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With the growing role of home and community-based services (HCBS) in Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS), it is important to have a clear understanding of the different characteristics of the population transitioning from institutional care to HCBS, the trends occurring in LTSS over time, and the effect of the different programs. This resulted in Hilltop developing a series of metrics that were first presented to the Maryland Money Follows the Person (MFP) Stakeholder Advisory Group and are now available here in the form of chart books. These metrics can be tailored for any state to guide program development, explore other aspects of its LTSS system (such as opportunities for cost savings and program efficiency), and target populations for outreach efforts. This chart book discusses the second set of metrics, which focuses on the institutional characteristics of transitioned individuals.

Also in this series are: Institutional Utilization and Transitions,The Service Use and Cost of Transitioned Individuals, The Quality of Life Survey Responses, and a Summary.

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Charles Milligan participated in a meeting for congressional and federal staff hosted by the National Health Policy Forum on October 29, 2010, in Washington, D.C. This meeting, the seventh of the Focus on Reform series providing an in-depth look at various components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and related implementation and operational issues, was entitled Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Provisions in PPACA. The session provided an overview of the Medicaid LTSS provisions enacted as part of the ACA, including the Community First Choice and Section 1915(i) state plan options; and the balancing incentive payments (BIP) and Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs, among others. Speakers described the provisions; strategies being employed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to assist states implement the various options, and opportunities and challenges facing states in implementation of the provisions. In his presentation, Milligan discussed the growth in Medicaid expenditures for LTSS; presented the results of a Hilltop study of Medicare/Medicaid cross-payer effects that found that Medicare and Medicaid financing do not align to promote home and community-based services (HCBS); described state and federal opportunities and barriers; and forecasted the take-up of LTSS options in the ACA.

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With the growing role of home and community-based services (HCBS) in Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS), it is important to have a clear understanding of the different characteristics of the population transitioning from institutional care to HCBS, the trends occurring in LTSS over time, and the effect of the different programs. This resulted in Hilltop developing a series of metrics that were first presented to the Maryland Money Follows the Person (MFP) Stakeholder Advisory Group and are now available here in the form of chart books. These metrics can be tailored for any state to guide program development, explore other aspects of its LTSS system (such as opportunities for cost savings and program efficiency), and target populations for outreach efforts. This chart book discusses the first set of metrics, which focuses on institutional utilization and transitions.

Also in this series are: The Institutional Characteristics of Transitioned Individuals, The Service Use and Cost of Transitioned Individuals, The Quality of Life Survey Responses, and a Summary.

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Charles Milligan gave this presentation at the closing general session of the American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Medicaid Conference on September 16, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The session addressed issues surrounding coordination of coverage and seamless integration of benefits for dually eligible individuals. Milligan’s presentation painted a portrait of dual eligibles, using Maryland as an example; gave an overview of cross-payer effects for dual eligibles and of Hilltop’s research on cross-payer effects for dual eligibles in Maryland; and discussed the study’s findings and policy implications.

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Charles Milligan participated in a roundtable at the 2010 AcademyHealth Research Meeting on June 28, 2010, in Boston, Massachusetts. His presentation gave an overview of Hilltop’s research on cross-payer effects for dual eligibles in Maryland, provided the results of the study, and discussed some implications for policy.

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