About the Systems Transformation Grant
In September 2005, Massachusetts was awarded a 5-year Systems Transformation grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). With this grant, the Commonwealth pursued a multitude of initiatives to transform the state's long-term support system for elders and people with disabilities served by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (Elder Affairs). The three goal areas for the grant were:
- Comprehensive Quality Management System(s);
- Diversion and Alternative Financing Mechanisms and;
- Long-term Supports Coordinated with Affordable and Accessible Housing
Subcommittees were created for each of these goal areas and a Steering Committee guided the grant through the strategic planning process (over Year 1 or FY05) into implementation (starting in Year 2 or FY06). Starting in January 2007, a Systems Transformation Action Team (STAT), formerly the Steering Committee, convened to guide each of the subcommittees through the grant implementation by reviewing key products, policy recommendations of the grant and discussing activities that affect the grant overall.
The documents and links below are products and initiatives developed with the support of the Systems Transformation Grant.
Diversion and Alternative Financing Subcommittee
Support for the Long-term Care Financing Advisory Committee was provided, in part, by the Systems Transformation Grant.
MassAccess Housing Registry Overview (PDF) file size 1MB
Consumer Perspectives about Quality (PDF) file size 5MB
Cross Grant Initiatives
Consumer Involvement Toolkit (PDF) file size 1MB
The first role of the Standing Olmstead Advisory Committee is to convene during the period in which the state is planning its participation in the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration grant.
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