SERVICES

The Westchester Consulting Group uses qualitative and quantitative research and policy analysis techniques and provides research, consulting, and technical assistance services to execute a range of long-term care and disability finance, policy and program, and quality assurance engagements. Our goal is to deliver practical, measurable, and high value-added results to public and private sector clients. We work closely with clients to understand their business environment, identify issues and opportunities, develop and execute innovative policies, programs and solutions to problems and evaluate their effectiveness. No matter how complex the issue - from strategic planning, policy and program development and implementation to technical assistance, policy analysis and program evaluation - our skills and experience effectively link research to results.

The following client engagement examples illustrate this approach.

RESEARCH AND POLICY ANALYSIS

CMCS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Medicaid Delivery System Reform Framework Project

Veterans Affairs VD-HCBS Program

CMS National Balancing Indicators Project

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Topeka, KS

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, MD

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Washington, DC

POLICY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

Veterans Affairs VD-HCBS Program

Indiana LTSS Redesign Project

DC Department of Health Care Finance Participant Directed Service Program Project

DC Department of Disability Services, Washington, DC

Self-directed Services Review and Recommendations - Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration, Baltimore, MD

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Mental Retardation (Now Office of Developmental Programs), Harrisburg, PA

Granite State Independent Living, Concord, New Hampshire

Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Technical Assistance for Self-Directed and HCBS Research Project, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Baltimore, MD

Direct Service Worker Resource Center, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Baltimore, MD

Technical Assistance to the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Baltimore, MD

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation and Next Steps Projects for Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, MA

Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN

Technical Assistance to States and Private Sector Organizations

Rutgers University Center for Health Policy, New Brunswick, New Jersey

ILRU, Houston, Texas

PROGRAM EVALUATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Cash and Counseling Demonstration and Evaluation National Program Office, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Chestnut Hill, MA

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, MassHealth, Boston, MA

Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul Minnesota

Alpha One Independent Living Center, Portland, Maine