Front End Pilot Study Solicitation

April 28, 2014

Dear Provider,

DHS/DMH is sharing the attached "Front End Pilot Study Solicitation" with all DMH contracted providers.

The Department on Aging is seeking for community partner agencies or groups or collaborations of local partners to participate in pilot projects to test ways to improve deflection from nursing home placement. This effort is part of a larger project to reduce initial nursing home placements funded through the Balancing Incentive Program (BIP). Pilots will test ways of modifying the state's existing process for screening and accepting placements into facilities to help shift state long-term care service and supports spending to at least 50% in the home and community, as required under the BIP.