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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.

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Thursday, December 1 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Michigan Habilitation Supports Waiver - Compliance with CMS' HCBS Rules LIMITED

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The Michigan Habilitation Supports Waiver (HSW) provides Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) supports to approximately 7,800 Medicaid beneficiaries who would otherwise require an institutional level of care facility for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities. In partnership with the Developmental Disabilities Institute (UCEDD) at Wayne State University, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services designed four instruments (health plan; residential provider; non-residential provider; and participant) to assess compliance with the HCBS rule for these waiver beneficiaries. Ten health plans and a randomized statewide sample of 727 beneficiaries, 393 residential providers, and 407 non-residential service providers participated in the pilot data collection. Findings address perceptions of all four entities with regard to their compliance with the HCBS ruling. In particular responses from the participants and their service providers were compared to identify areas of agreement, discrepancy, and mismatch. Regional differences in responses were identified to assist the State agency in quality management. Validity and reliability of the data were examined through on-site visits. Remediation processes were developed and disseminated to local agencies. Finally, survey tool refinements were made in preparation for full scale assessment which began in 2016. The presentation will provide an interactive opportunity to understand and discuss Michigan's pilot study. a. Provide an overview of the survey development process and implementation methodology b. Highlight key survey findings and the validation process c. Describe how local services providers are utilizing the pilot survey data for transition to compliance d. Share information about the next phase of data collection

Speakers
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Angela Martin

Developmental Disabilities Institute, Wayne State University


Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Frisco/Burlington 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Attendees (14)