Real Choices Systems Change Grant

  • Teaster, Pamela (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) was awarded a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This grant, Real Choice Systems Change Grant, is named the Consumet" Choices for Independence. This is Virginia's response to consumer's expressedneeds and desire to have access,informed choice, consumer-direction and quality in the delivery of services. This project is the result of close c:oUaboration among state agencies. consumers, families, providers and advocates. DMAS will serve as the lead organization and will coordinate all of the Grant activities. DMAS establishes this interagency agreement with Virginia Tech to develop performance. outcome, and satisfaction measures.for quality improvement. This agreement will provide . funding for oneyear with tWo (2) renewals of one-year duration. The period will commence upon final execution of this agreement and continue through September 30, 2004. to include services provided beginning January 1. 2002. Virginia Tech will provide the services as pro})osed and described \'0 the "Consumer Choioes for Independence". Systems Change Grant for Community Living awarded by the Centers for and Medicaid Services to DMAS. Specifically, Virginia Tech is responsible for "Goal 4 of the grant, which reads as foUows: "Address 'gaps in quality assurance and client utisfaction for communHy-basecl waiver service programs through the development of perfonnance. outcomes, and satisfaction measures for continuous quality improvement and use,"
Effective start/end date8/1/026/30/05


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