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CMS Issues Additional Guidance on Medicare Prescription Payment Plan

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On February 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the second part of draft guidance for the Medicare Prescription Payment Plan that outlines requirements for Medicare Part D plan sponsors, including outreach and education requirements, pharmacy processes, and operational considerations, for the program’s first year, 2025.

Strategies for Responding to Debt Collectors

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The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is organizing an upcoming webinar to address prevalent concerns related to debt collection, a prominent issue among older consumers. This session aims to equip advocates with strategies to assist older individuals in responding to debt collectors, covering topics such as handling harassment, addressing consumer debt lawsuits, and safeguarding against potential scams. Participants can expect to gain practical knowledge on navigating challenges associated with debt collection, particularly affecting low-income older adults.

Who’s Monitoring Medicaid Assisted Living?—A Brief Overview

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Join Justice in Aging for a 30-minute webinar titled “Who’s Monitoring Medicaid Assisted Living?—A Brief Overview.” In this session, Justice in Aging will explain challenges in the current regulatory structure for Medicaid-assisted living, including limitations in addressing resident complaints and ensuring facility accountability. This session will explore new federal regulations and a recent Justice in Aging report, providing insights into the intricacies of quality measures and suggesting methods to enhance the system for improved resident outcomes.

Understanding the Role of the Independent Living (IL) Network Before, During and After a Disaster

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Join the IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center for Independent Living, operated by Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU), for an upcoming webinar titled “Understanding the Role of the Independent Living (IL) Network Before, During and After a Disaster.” This webinar will include a discussion on the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) recently released Independent Living Programs FAQs, and explore Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) involvement before, during, and after disaster, inc

PCPID - Full Committee Meeting

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The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) will host an upcoming virtual meeting to discuss issues with Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) that will be included in the Committee's Report to the President. The committee will also discuss the recommendations identified by four PCPID workgroups as they relate to the HCBS areas of direct support professionals, employment, community living, and Federal support programs. This discussion will help develop a framework for the preparation of the PCPID Report to the President.

Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model Overview Webinar

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an upcoming webinar on the Innovation in Behavioral Health (IBH) Model. IBH is focused on improving the quality of care and behavioral and physical health outcomes for Medicaid and Medicare populations with moderate to severe mental health conditions and substance use disorder (SUD).

2024 CMS Health Equity Award – Call for Nominations

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that nominations for the 2024 CMS Health Equity Award are now open to organizations working to advance health equity, showing others how to reduce disparities in health care access, quality, and outcomes. This award will go to an organization that can demonstrate that they have reduced disparities in health care quality, access, or outcomes between two or more groups.

Promoting Social Connection Among Older Adults Living with HIV/AIDS

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Join the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Commit to Connect (CTC) initiative and engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults for an upcoming webinar and Office Hours session focused on promoting social connection among older adults living with HIV/AIDS. This webinar will highlight the latest research on HIV and spotlight a local program providing social connection for older adults living with HIV as a replicable community example.

2024 ACL Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Partners Day

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In observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month, join the Administration for Community Living (ACL) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Partners Day. Each year, ACL brings partners and interested parties together to discuss important issues around TBI services, supports, and systems and to learn from other partners, brain injury survivors, family members, support networks, and state and federal representatives.

Webinar: Federal Funding 101

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State agencies providing home and community-based services (HCBS) face new requirements and higher expectations to enhance services, including the proposed Access Rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Federal funds can be accessed using Medicaid matching funds to support these enhancements.

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