Steve Gold’s “Treasured Nuggets of Information”
Once again we turn to Steve Gold for analysis in these difficult times. Steve is a treasure trove of information, and we strongly suggest that you take the time to view his website at http://www.stevegoldada.com. He has articles in the October and November 2011 issues of “Treasured Nuggets of Information” that offer scorecards to judge how states are doing with respect to Long-Term Services and progress vis-à-vis the U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision.
The first article, “State Scorecard on Long-Term Services” – Information Bulletin # 342 (10/2011), shows where substantial Medicaid savings can be achieved by complying with Olmstead’s deinstitutionalization requirement. Think about that! States can save money AND comply with the ADA by following the Olmstead guidelines. See how your state fares by accessing the scorecard at http://www.longtermscorecard.org/.The other article, “Progress Since the 1999 Olmstead Decision – How Is Your State Doing?” – Information Bulletin # 245 (11/2011), explores how states allocated their Medicaid long-term care (LTC) expenditures in 1999 and 2010 for the nursing facility institution versus the comparable Medicaid LTC community services. The full articles are at Mr. Gold’s website.
Steve Gold, The Disability Odyssey continues. Enjoy Mr. Gold’s wisdom online at http://www.stevegoldada.com.