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The team at Chi Partners understands what it takes to turn policy into thriving programs, with experience directing public policy initiatives in more than 15 states.  Highlights of this work include:

  • Long-Term Care Integration for San Francisco – Provided planning and coordination services for the City and County of San Francisco around the integration of home and community-based long-term care services with primary and acute care services and institutional long-term care.
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  • Integrated Long-Term Care Planning for Alameda County – Assisted the Alameda Alliance for Health in creating an integrated long-term care system and integrated Medi-Cal and Medicare services for seniors and persons with disabilities in Alameda County.
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  • Strategic Planning for Colorado’s Medicaid Long-Term Care Division – Developed a strategic plan for the Medicaid Long-Term Care Division of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing focusing on the changes proposed for the State’s Medicaid long-term care environment.
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  • Regulatory Barriers to Alternative Models of Nursing Home Care – Created an Issue Brief and held a one-day conference on “Changing the Physical Environment of Nursing Homes – Addressing State Regulatory Hurdles”, with funding provided by the CA Health Care Foundation.
  • The Coming Home Program – Part of the team that directed this $13 million, ten-year project to create affordable assisted living in nine states. This involved creating regulatory, reimbursement and financing protocols and assisting in the development of new projects serving Medicaid-eligible frail seniors. Coming Home resulted in the development of 95 affordable assisted living facilities serving over 5,000 low-income frail seniors.
  • The Affordable Assisted Living Waiver Pilot Project – Part of the team that implemented all phases of the California Department of Health Care Service’s Affordable Assisted Living Waiver Pilot Program from 2003 through 2008 including writing the 1915(c) waiver, creating the regulatory and reimbursement environments and implementing the program in three counties.
  • Texas Medicaid Program – Part of team that assisted the Texas State Legislature Budget Board to assess the state’s assisted living environment and to create recommendations about expanding affordable assisted living and related housing with services.
  • AARP Adult Foster Care Study – As part of a larger study of small care homes, researched adult foster care in four states (Oregon, Washington, Arkansas and Indiana) including state regulatory requirements, Medicaid licensure requirements and state policy and program trends.
  • Survey of Assisted Living in California – With a grant from the CA HealthCare Foundation, conducted a survey of all assisted living facilities in CA in order to gain an understanding (snapshot) of the AL industry in CA.
  • Replication of the Green House Culture Change Model in CA – With a grant from the CA HealthCare Foundation, analyzed stakeholder perspectives on Green House expansion in CA, conducted financial analysis on four nursing facilities and their potential expansion to Green House and presented recommendations for replication of culture change within the state.
  • The Kupuna Adult Care Home Project – With a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation, developed training materials designed to upgrade the skills and capacity of the adult residential care home (ARCH) and adult foster home providers in Hawaii.

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