Source: National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
States and managed care organizations need assurance that their partners can coordinate care effectively across medical, behavioral and social services and help keep people in their preferred setting—often, their home and community. NCQA has released Roadmap to Success in LTSS, a compilation of resources to guide organizations through standards for Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS). NCQA’s LTSS programs provide a framework for organizations to deliver efficient, effective person-centered care that meets people’s needs, helps keep people in their preferred setting and aligns with state and MCO requirements.
Roadmap to Success in LTSS:
- Helps you understand the accreditation process and standards
- Guides you through the steps of preparing for the accreditation review process
- Provides examples, tools and resources you can use to prepare your organization for the accreditation journey
No Wrong Door
Source: No Wrong Door
This paper provides concrete examples of how seven No Wrong Door Systems—sometimes called Aging and Disability Resource Centers—are promoting person- and family-centered practice. No Wrong Door Systems involve an array of organizations including Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, and state agencies such as Medicaid agencies and state units on aging. Older adults, people with disabilities, and their families can access services through these agencies in a variety of ways including in person, by telephone, and online.
Individualization is at the heart of person- and family-centered practice. It is an essential component of No Wrong Door Systems, allowing people to have information about their options and facilitate decision making based on individual and family preferences, values, and financial resources. The paper includes a toolkit of resources and contacts for states to learn more and even replicate these practices. A checklist—specifically created for this project—provides a roadmap for states to ensure that No Wrong Door Systems operate in a person- and family-centered way.
This paper is the first in a series of promising practices and emerging innovations reports. This series is a new feature of the upcoming, 3rd Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard. The LTSS Scorecard—written by the AARP Public Policy Institute and funded by The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund—measures state-level performance of LTSS systems that assist older people, adults with disabilities, and their family caregivers.
National Goals in Research, Practice and Policy for and with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Setting a National Agenda for Long Term Supports and Services Research, Practice, and Policy
In August 2015, a National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice working meeting was held in Washington, DC to summarize the current state of knowledge and identify a platform of national goals, organized by 10 focus areas, in research, practice, and policy in intellectual and developmental disabilities. The products were developed in each strand for a variety of audiences with the overarching goal of advancing a research agenda that will influence policy and practice for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the next 10 years.
View Long Term Supports and Services Issue Brief, AAIDD Inclusion Journal Article, and Video