Disability

By Jane Rath, New Editions Vice President 

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Program provides funding and support for 44 state grantees to design and develop services and supports to assist individuals move from institutional to home and community-based settings. Additionally, MFP provides the foundation and framework for states to transform their systems to be more focused on home and community-based systems. 

The purpose of this report is to inform Congress and the public of the progress being made in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

By: Anna Lenhart, MPH

New Editions assists the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the national implementation of regulations, particularly with regard to ensuring that beneficiaries receiving home and community-based services (HCBS) live and work in settings that are home and community-based and that are integrated into the community. In March 2014, CMS published regulations to improve Medicaid HCBS by providing increased guidance on person-centered planning and clarifying what protections must be in place when restrictions are imposed on individual rights.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.This year's NDEAM theme "Inclusion Drives Innovation" reflects the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success. 

The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Technical Assistance (TA) website provides technical assistance to state agencies pursuing 1915(c), 1915(i) and 1915(j) HCBS waivers and state plan amendments.

Money Follows the Person (MFP) Technical Assistance (TA) Needs Assessment is a survey that collects data on states' progress and TA needs in implementing the MFP Demonstration.

The MFP TA Tracker allows MFP-related professionals to track technical assistance requests and outcomes. It allows users to track assigned requests, reassign them to other users, add comments to requests and more.