The Enhanced ADRC Options Counseling Program

ACL, CMS and VHA's long range vision is to have ADRC Options Counseling Programs fully operational and available to individuals in every community across the country.

Options Counselors provide individuals and their families with objective information on the full range of LTSS options along


with one-on-one help in understanding and accessing necessary services and service delivery options (e.g., self-direction, managed care) through a person-centered planning process.

It is ACL, CMS and VHA's expectation that the five key ADRC Options Counseling functions outlined below will be implemented statewide by the end of the 3-year project period under this funding opportunity.

The five key components of a fully developed ADRC Options Counseling Program include:
- ADRC Access Points - One-on-One Options Counseling - Streamlined Access to Public Programs - Person-Centered Transition Support - Quality Assurance
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Administration on Aging

Estimated Funding: $5,600,000

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Applicants must be any State Medicaid Agency, the State Unit on Aging, a State Disability Agency, or other state entity designated by the Office of the Governor.

The State Medicaid Agency, State Unit on Aging, and State Disability Agency/Agencies must all be involved in the development and implementation of the states ADRC Options Counseling Program under this Opportunity.

Only one application can be submitted for a given state, and the Office of the Governor must designate the agency that will serve as the lead agency for the states ADRC Options Counseling Program.

ACL, CMS and VHA expect that the lead agency will partner with individuals and organizations representing them, local governments, and other entities in planning, developing and implementing their ADRC grant application and program.

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