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Another Collection of the Week’s News on Aging

by Derrick

Here’s your weekly roundup of news you might find useful.

A variety of the FDA’s Medication Guides have been updated. Click the link to see which ones.

The National Information and Referral Support Center will host a webinar.

The webinar will be on the Minnesota experience with building a No Wrong Door system from the bottom up. This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2015, from 3:00-4:30p.m. Eastern time. Join the webinar by clicking here.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a 2-day training event on Thursday, November 19, and Friday, November 20, 2015, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel in Baltimore, MD.

The focus of the train-the-trainer training hosted by CMS on November 19, 2015, is to provide LTCHs with assessment-based data collection instructions and updates associated with the changes in the April 1, 2016 release of the LTCH CARE Data Set  V 3.0 and  other reporting requirements of the LTCH Quality Reporting Program (QRP).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present on November 20, 2015, on current and new quality measures as well as the use of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for submitting data associated with these measures. Please click here to register for the November 2015 LTCH QRP Provider Training.

The National Council on Aging is sponsoring a webinar to help rural elders achieve aging mastery.
This is an information webinar for attendees to learn more about an open request for proposals for the Aging Mastery Program AMP. AMP is a nationwide program that includes a 10-week core curriculum to teach participants about ways to enhance their health, financial well-being, social connectedness, and overall quality of life. The goal of this webinar is to promote this initiative in 39 small towns and rural areas in Minnesota, Washington, and Wisconsin. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Click here to view details and register.
Medicaid Enrollment & Spending Growth: FY 2015 & 2016
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured released a report that provides an overview of Medicaid enrollment and spending during state Fiscal Years (FY) 2015 and 2016. The results were gathered from interviews with state Medicaid directors as part of the 15th annual survey of Medicaid directors. Enrollment and spending significantly increased in Fiscal Year 2015, which was the first full year that the Affordable Care Act expansions were implemented. Click here to access the report and findings.

Geriatrics-Competent Care Webinar Series – Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

Mark your calendars. The Lewin Group will host two more webinars in October and November. Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education credit is available for these webinars at no cost to the participants. Questions related to CME/CE credit information may be directed to RIC@lewin.com.

Webinar: Care Transitions to and from the Hospital for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Register at this site:

https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=1038358&sessionid=1&key=D3CD8B11F19F4C059ECC9B1469E91D11&sourcepage=register

Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Call-in number: (800) 260-0712

Participant Access Code: 370442

Time: 12 – 1:30PM EST

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