Older and Younger Women

Technical Assistance Report to Bureau of TennCare on the Quality Improvement in Long Term Services and Supports (QuILTSS) Initiative

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This report was prepared with support provided through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Quality and Value Strategies Program. 

Technical Assistance Report and Appendices

The QuILTSS Technical Assistance Report contains measurement and process recommendations. It also contains background, history and perspective on the QuILTSS Initiative.

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In the course of developing this Technical Assistance Report, many of those interviewed generously shared supporting documentation from Pay for Performance programs in other states that may be helpful to the reader. In addition, the report references materials such as the invitations to consumers and providers for the Community Forums, the online survey, and reference materials furnished by service providers, which may also be of interest to readers.

These documents form a wealth of information on LTSS and Pay for Performance. However, their total volume is too great to produce in printed form with this report. These materials are available for download below.

The Lipscomb University School of Transformaging and the Bureau of Tenncare appreciate the contributions and input of all those who attended community forums and those who were interviewed.

State Interviews

  • Colorado
    • CO – PCG 2012 NF P4P Performance review
    • CO – PCG 2013 NF P4P Performance review
    • Colorado legislation    
  • Georgia
    • GA – GHCA Quality Report
    • GA – Nursing Facility 04-10-13 144752
    • GA – Applicable pages are XI 21
    • GA – NF Rate Calculations in Shorthand-DT-2
  • Indiana
    • IN statute 405 IAC 1-14
  • Iowa
    • IOWA – Chapter.441.81
  • Kansas
    • KS – 75-7435 Quality care assessments
    • KS – Action plan form – revised
    • KS – Core Practices 10-24 vers revised
    • KS – KCCI Leader Version
    • KS – KCCI Staff Version
    • KS – Notice of Final Rates for FY14
    • KS – PEAK 2.0 Webinar
    • KS – Resource kit
    • KS – Person-Centered Care Home Evaluation Form…Environment
    • KS – Person-Centered Care Home Evaluation Form…Meaningful Life
    • KS – Person-Centered Care Home Evaluation Form…Choice
    • KS – Person-Centered Care Home Evaluation Form…Empowerment
  • Maryland
    • MD – 4.19 D pp 7C and 7D
    • MD – 2012 MHCC NF Family Survey
    • MD – 2012 NF P4P Scores PT 11-13
  • Minnesota
    • AARP Minnesota LTSS Case Study
    • MN – NH Report Card Fact Sheet
    • MN Report Card Technical User Guide
    • MN Status of LTSS

Stakeholder Input

  • Barriers to implementation summary
  • CAHPS Survey
  • Collateral – Elijay Report 2012 Payment System
  • Collateral – FY 2013-14 Medicaid Wage Index
  • Collateral – FY 2014-15 Medicaid Wage Index
  • Collateral – Medicare rates THCA comments
  • Collateral – Medicare rates
  • Collateral – SE states Ave FY 2013-14 Medicaid rates
  • Community Forum Consumer Invitation with schedule
  • Community Forum Provider Invitation
  • Data Analysis for TennCare’s QuILTSS Initiative
  • Survey Monkey QuILTSS
  • TAHC Work Group Feb 2014-2