National Core Indicators
The National Core Indicators (NCI) is a multi-state effort with more than a decade's worth of information about the experiences of people and families receiving services. This has been accomplished through the commitment of participating states to contribute resources and knowledge, identify common performance indicators, develop comparable data collection strategies, and share results. Participating states utilize a common set of data collection protocols to gather information about the performance of service delivery systems for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Data from NCI are aggregated and used to support state efforts to strengthen long term care policy, inform the conduct of quality assurance activities and compare performance with national norms. NCI data additionally have been used as the basis of data briefs on specific areas of interest such as employment, dual diagnosis, self-directed services, and autism spectrum disorders.
Since the inception of NCI the program has prepared and published yearly state and national data reports as well as topical data briefs highlighting important issues. Through presentations in the United States and internationally, NCI results have been made available to wide ranging audiences including self-advocates, family members, professionals and policy-makers. The guiding principle of NCI has always been to enhance the transparency of information about system performance. Publications, data reports, a customizable "chart-making" tool, and other important resources can be found at www.nationalcoreindicators.org.
Using National Core Indicators ‘NCI’ Data for Quality Improvement Initiatives (How to Use NCI Data)
This handbook was created to enhance the use and application of information generated through the collection of data as part of National…
NCI Annual Summary Report 2011-2012
The NCI annual summary is a report on selected findings from the 2011-2012 NCI surveys; the Adult Consumer Survey, the Family Guardian…
NCI Overview and Costs
This document provides an overview of activities associated with NCI and the typical costs that states experience in implementing NCI.
NCI Program Agreement and Scope of Work (FY 2013-2014)
Sample agreement between NASDDDS and a state agency outlining the terms of participation in the National Core Indicators (NCI) program.Locked
Proper and Efficient Claiming for Federal Participation
Many states include the costs of NCI activities as Medicaid related administrative expenses, which are eligible for federal financial…
NCI Performance Indicators: Evidence for New HCBS Assurances
CMS issued HCBS requirements that went into effect in March 2014; these included requirements for HCBS settings and person-centered service…
NCI Staff Stability Survey
Learn about the new NCI stability of the Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce survey. The survey collects information on wages,…
NCI Staff Stability Survey Report
This staff stability survey report is based on data collected from a number of states regarding Direct Support Professional (DSP) turnover…
Sarah Taub NCI Webinar: Self-Determination Are We There Yet?
These webinar slides cover key concepts of self determination, provide a brief history of self-determination in the U.S., review NCI data…
The Status and Outcomes of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Employment
This Special Issue Data Brief updates the Brief from October 2012 and describes the employment status of individuals supported…