The Brain Injury (BI) Waiver provides services to individuals aged 22 or older with a brain injury diagnosis who require specialty hospital or nursing facility level of care to be supported in their own homes or community‐based settings. This infographic presents information for fiscal year (FY) 2017 to FY 2021.

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Due to the high demand for Autism Waiver services and a defined capacity, individuals wishing to receive waiver services must have their name placed on the Autism Waiver Registry. This infographic presents information for fiscal year (FY) 2019 to FY 2023.

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Autism Waiver services enable individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and who meet an institutional level of care to be supported in their own homes or community‐based settings. This infographic presents information for fiscal years (FYs) 2017 through 2021.

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This report describes the services The Hilltop Institute provided to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) under the Master Agreement between Hilltop and MDH. The report covers fiscal year (FY) 2023 (July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023). Hilltop’s interdisciplinary staff provided a wide range of services, including Medicaid program development and policy analysis; HealthChoice program support, evaluation, and financial analysis; long-term services and supports program development, policy analysis, and financial analytics; and data management and web-accessible database development.

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In this article published in the Gerontologist, Hilltop Director of Aging & Disability Studies Christin Diehl and Policy Analyst Roberto Millar, PhD—along with Nancy Kusmaul, PhD, and Ian Stockwell, PhD, from UMBC—discuss their study, which aimed to compare two quality frameworks: one based on observational factors and one based on family satisfaction.

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Assistance in Community Integration Services (ACIS) is a pilot program that is operated under Maryland’s §1115 demonstration waiver for HealthChoice, the state’s Medicaid managed care program launched in 1997. Under this pilot, the state provides a set of home and community-based services (HCBS) to a population that meets certain needs-based health and housing eligibility criteria. This summary report discusses ACIS program goals, eligibility criteria, services, and participating lead entities, followed by the study objectives, research methodology, key findings, and study limitations.

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This report was prepared for the Maryland Department of Health as part of the second annual round of Hilltop Challenge awards. It highlights key concepts and findings in recent nursing facility quality of care literature and reviews two quality frameworks that inform nursing facility quality of care initiatives in Maryland. Below are highlights from three distinct studies.

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Principal Policy Analyst Dolapo Fakeye, PhD, presented this poster at the 2023 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held June 24-27, 2023, in Seattle.

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Senior Policy Analyst Katherine Holmes, MPS, presented her research in this poster at the 2023 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) held June 24-27, 2023, in Seattle.

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This chart book explores utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-funded LTSS in Maryland for state fiscal years (FYs) 2017 through 2021. The focus of this chart book is on Medicaid nursing facility services, with one chapter that illustrates Maryland’s efforts at providing home and community-based services (HCBS) to an increasing number of Medicaid recipients who may otherwise be served in nursing facilities.

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