$25 Million Grant Announced To Improve States’ Care For Frail Elderly
Stateline reports on a new HHS grant to help low-income adults with mental and physical disabilities remain in their communities. Meanwhile, California submits a plan to federal officials for the transition of dual eligibles to managed care.
Stateline: New Federal Grants For Aging And Disability Resource Centers
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a $25 million grant to help states improve and develop more Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ARDC), which help low-income adults remain in their communities by using local home health care services. The centers are part of a national effort to help more frail elders and those with mental and physical handicaps maintain their independence, while reducing the cost per person of Medicaid long-term care (Vestal, 6/4).
CaliforniaHealthline: Duals Project Goes To CMS For Approval
The project is the Coordinated Care Initiative, also known as the duals demonstration project, and the document is the project's final plan, which was submitted late last week to CMS. ... Stakeholder committees continue to meet and plan for the transition of dual eligibles -- Californians eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal -- to managed care. Committees focus on specific issues such as provider outreach (Gorn, 6/4).