The Model Waiver provides services to individuals with medically complex needs and a chronic hospital or nursing facility level of care to be supported in their own homes or community-based setting. A unique aspect of the Model Waiver is that, due to the medically complex needs of its participants, non-waiver expenditures typically far exceed waiver expenditures. This infographic presents data about the waiver and its participants for FY 2014 to FY 2019.

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The Assistance in Community Integration Services (ACIS) pilot program began in late 2017 with the goal of reducing unnecessary health services use among Medicaid beneficiaries by providing tenancy and housing case management services through four lead entities (LEs). This infographic provides a brief overview of Hilltop’s 2020 review of the pilot program.

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As part of its routine analyses of long-term services and supports users for the Maryland Department of Health, Hilltop created this infographic to present information about Maryland Medicaid participants who received services through the Autism Waiver in fiscal years 2014 through 2019.

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This is the first chart book in a series that explores utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-funded LTSS in Maryland for state fiscal year (FY) 2014 through FY 2018. The focus of this chart book is on Medicaid nursing facility services, with one chapter that illustrates Maryland’s efforts at providing home and community-based services (HCBS)* to an increasing number of Medicaid recipients who may otherwise be served in nursing facilities.

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As directed by the 2020 Joint Chairmen’s Report from the Maryland General Assembly, Hilltop, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, examined Maryland’s Home and Community-Based Options Waiver (CO Waiver), established in 2014 through a merger of the Waiver for Older Adults and the Living at Home Waiver. To address the Joint Chairmen’s request, Hilltop conducted this five-part study.

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This report describes the services The Hilltop Institute provided to the Maryland Department of Health (the Department) under the Master Agreement between Hilltop and the Department. The report covers fiscal year (FY) 2020 (July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020). Hilltop’s interdisciplinary staff provided a wide range of services, including: Medicaid program development and policy analysis; HealthChoice program support, evaluation, and financial analysis; long-term services and supports program development, policy analysis, and financial analytics; and data management and web-accessible database development.

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This chart book—from a series that explores service utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports in Maryland—summarizes data for Autism Waiver participants for fiscal year (FY) 2013 through FY 2017.

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This chart book is the second in a series that explores utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports (LTSS) in Maryland for state fiscal years (FYs) 2014 through 2018. The focus of this chart book is on Medicaid HCBS, with one chapter dedicated to illustrating Maryland’s efforts at providing these services to an increasing number of Medicaid recipients who may otherwise be served in institutions. Medicaid programs and services addressed in this chart book include the following: the Home and Community-Based Options (CO) Waiver, Community First Choice (CFC), Community Personal Assistance Services (CPAS), Medical Day Care Services (MDC) Waiver, Money Follows the Person (MFP), and Medicaid nursing facility services.

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The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) is a key element of the Total Cost of Care (TCOC) All-Payer Model, an agreement between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the state of Maryland. The MDPCP is a voluntary program that provides funding and support for the delivery of advanced primary care throughout the state. It allows primary care providers to play an increased role in the prevention and management of chronic disease, as well as in the prevention of unnecessary hospital utilization.

As an important part of supporting providers in their care management efforts, the MDPCP will provide to participating practices risk scores of their attributed beneficiaries according to each patient’s risk of incurring a potentially avoidable hospitalization or emergency department (ED) visit. Accordingly, The Hilltop Institute, in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Health, has developed the Hilltop Pre-AH (Predicting Avoidable Hospitalizations) Model™ in order to operationalize these risk scores. These patient-level risk scores are provided to participating medical practices on a monthly basis via the MDPCP portal on the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) unified landing page.

This document aims to explain the intended use, technical implementation, and model performance of the Hilltop Pre-AH Model™ as of June 2020. It will be updated as future versions of the model become operational.

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This report describes the services The Hilltop Institute provided to the Maryland Department of Health (the Department) under the Master Agreement between Hilltop and the Department. The report covers fiscal year (FY) 2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019). Hilltop’s interdisciplinary staff provided a wide range of services, including: Medicaid program development and policy analysis; HealthChoice program support, evaluation, and financial analysis; long-term services and supports program development, policy analysis, and financial analytics; and data management and web-accessible database development.

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