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Capitol Correspondence - 03.04.19

RESOURCES: New Government Data, Guidelines and FAQs on Disability Employment, Safety Net Enrollment and MLTSS

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ANCOR is sharing the following resources from various government agencies because our members might find them useful for their compliance with federal policy, general awareness and advocacy efforts.

 

From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – FAQs on Managed Long Term Supports and Services (MLTSS):

FAQs: Measures for Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports Plans

CMS recently published technical specifications for eight quality measures states can use when using a managed long-term services and supports program. Since the release of the measure specifications, CMS has received several questions from states, plans and providers about how to most appropriately implement these measures. This document responds to those frequently asked questions. 

For more information, visit:  https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/managed-care/ltss/index.html

 

From CMS – Medicaid and CHIP eligibility data:

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the December 2018 monthly report on state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility and enrollment data. These data reflect a range of indicators related to key application, eligibility, and enrollment processes within the state Medicaid and CHIP agency.

The full report is available on Medicaid.gov.”

 

From the Office of Disability Employment Policy – employment data and best practices guidelines:

“Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics — 2018

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the “Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics — 2018” report. The data on persons with a disability are collected as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that provides statistics on employment and unemployment in the United States. The collection of data on persons with a disability is sponsored by ODEP. The report shows that the annual unemployment rate for persons with a disability dropped to a record low of 8.0% in 2018, down from 9.2% the previous year.

Read the BLS news release.

 

Section 188 Disability Reference Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Civil Rights Center published the “Promising Practices in Achieving Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity: A Section 188 Disability Reference Guide.” This guide provides updated information and technical assistance that can help American Job Centers and their partners in the workforce development system meet the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity requirements for individuals with disabilities in Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The Reference Guide includes examples of promising practices that can help promote equal access for individuals with disabilities to the American Job Center (One Stop) system.

Read the Section 188 Disability Reference Guide.”