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Request for Information: Person-Centered Care Planning for Multiple Chronic Conditions

AHRQ is seeking public comments about comprehensive, longitudinal, person-centered care planning for people at risk for or living with multiple chronic conditions. The request for information seeks comments on the current state of care planning for people at risk for or living with multiple chronic conditions across settings of care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74141

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Biden-Harris Administration Makes More Medicare Nursing Home Ownership Data Publicly Available, Improving Identification of Multiple Facilities Under Common Ownership

On September 26, 2022, in an effort to improve nursing home transparency, safety, quality, and accountability, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services made additional data publicly available that provides information about the ownership of all Medicare-certified nursing homes. This data will give state licensing officials, state and federal law enforcement, researchers, and the public the ability to identify common owners of nursing homes across multiple locations. This data can help to identify the performance of facilities under common ownership, including owners affiliated with multiple nursing homes with a record of poor performance.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74137

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2023 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles 2023 Medicare Part D Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts

CMS recently announced the 2023 Medicare costs, including premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts. The standard monthly Part B premium will decrease three percent or $5.20 – the first time in a decade the cost was lowered. CMS attributes the decrease in the Part B premium to lower spending on the Alzheimer drug, Aduhelm, and other Part B items and services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74134

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Telehealth and the Role of the Aging Network

A new Policy Spotlight from the Aging and Disability Business Institute and the National Council on Aging provides an overview of how telehealth has changed as a result of the pandemic. The Policy Spotlight outlines the current challenges related to access to telehealth, identifies opportunities for the Aging Network and discusses legislative actions for expanding telehealth.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74131

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Celebrating Senior Centers: Strengthening Community Connections

Each September ACL celebrates the nation’s senior centers. The 2022 National Senior Center Month theme, is Strengthening Community Connections, and highlights the valuable role senior centers play in the community through connecting older adults with critical programs and services. In this blog post, ACL recognizes senior centers as partners in supporting the health and independence of older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74126

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Beneficiary Experience, Affordability, Utilization, and Quality in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare: A Review of the Literature

The Kaiser Family Foundation's new report, “Beneficiary Experience, Affordability, Utilization, and Quality in Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare: A Review of the Literature,” details their findings from an analysis of 62 studies published since 2016 comparing traditional Medicare to Medicare Advantage. The analysis reviewed beneficiary experience, affordability, service utilization, and quality measures. According to the report, the review “found few differences between Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare that are supported by strong evidence or have been replicated across multiple studies. Both Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare beneficiaries reported similar rates of satisfaction.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74122

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Case Study: AgeSpan and Partners Bring Housing and Services Together

As an Area Agency on Aging (AAA), AgeSpan engages in innovative partnerships with housing providers through the Massachusetts Supportive Housing Program. In northeastern Massachusetts, AgeSpan pursues solutions that bring together housing and supportive services. Why? Many older adults and people with disabilities not only need afordable and accessible housing, but also supportive services that enable them to be as independent as possible. Assistance with nutrition, transportation, personal care, medication management, and chore services are just a few examples of these critical services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74120

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Survey on Accessible Transportation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, a program of the Federal Transit Administration administered by Easterseals and USAging with guidance from ACL, is lookig for survey participants to share challenges and promising practices in providing accessible transportation to older adults and people with disabilities. Survey responses will help guide NADTC's work over the next year.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74111

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NCAL Report: States Continue Strengthening Assisted Living Regulations

NCAL has announced the publication of its annual Assisted Living State Regulatory Review. The report summarizes key selected state requirements for assisted living licensure or certification. It includes information on the following topics for all the states and the District of Columbia: 1) which state agency licenses assisted living, 2) recent legislative and regulatory updates affecting assisted living, and 3) requirements for resident agreements, admission and discharge requirements, units serving people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, staffing, and training.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74110

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Caregiver Needed: How the Nation’s Workforce Shortages Make It Harder to Age Well at Home

New data from USAging shows that existing shortages in the caregiving workforce have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic and make it difficult for older adults to age well in their homes. This new report from USAging reveals that many AAAs and their direct care provider partners across the country are facing workforce shortages hindering their ability to provide home and community-based services to older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74100

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