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Progress Report: Services to Elders Program Has Improved Accountability and Oversight; Should Reduce Capitation Rate for Long-Term Care Pilot, Report No. 03-69, December 2003
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Since our 2001 report, the program has taken steps to improve its accountability and oversight mechanisms. However, the program should take additional steps to improve its efficiency by increasing CARES co-locations with the Department of Children and Families and service provider staff. It also should reduce the capitation rate for the Long-Term Care Community Diversion Pilot Project, as recommended by two contracted studies. In addition, the program should evaluate other client-specific outcomes and customer satisfaction to ensure the pilot’s effectiveness.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Home and Community-Based Services Program
Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening (CARES)
Volunteer Community Services
Long-Term Care Community Diversion Pilot Project
Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA)

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 07-12 Several Factors Can Delay Eligibility Determination for Medicaid Long-Term Care, published in February 2007.
  • Report No. 06-45 The Nursing Home Diversion Program Has Successfully Delayed Nursing Home Entry, published in May 2006.
  • Report No. 06-10 Service Use for Nursing Home Diversion Waiver Clients Depends on Living Situation, published in February 2006.
  • Report No. 01-66 Justification Review: Services to Elders Program, Department of Elder Affairs, published in December 2001.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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