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Issue Brief: Data Privacy for Low-Income Older Adults in Managed Care

This issue brief was published by Justice in Aging, as a part of its four part series “Risks and Rewards of Demographic Data Collection: How Effective Data Privacy Can Promote Health Equity.” This brief highlights the privacy concerns faced by individuals who are enrolled in Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) or other models that coordinate care across programs, and discusses best practices that plans can put in place to strengthen protections for these vulnerable populations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74550

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Fact Sheet: Highlights of HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

Justice in Aging has published a fact sheet aimed at aging and disability advocates, providing an overview of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposed rule on the Fair Housing Act's (FHA's) Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) mandate. The fact sheet summarizes the proposed rule's key features, which include setting out obligations for HUD grantees to identify and address fair housing issues in their communities. Advocates can provide input on the proposed rule until April 24, 2023.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74549

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Fact Sheet: Unwinding Medicaid Continuous Coverage Protections- What Advocates for Older Adults Need to Know

On Monday, February 13, 2023, Justice in Aging released a fact sheet on what advocates can do to ensure that dually eligible older adults can do to avoid disruptions in care when Medicaid public health emergency flexibilities end. The sheet provides further information on the “unwinding” process and state partners to address specific challenges that face the dually eligible population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74383

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Issue Brief: Why Too Many Psychotropic Medications in Nursing Facilities?

Justice in Aging just released a new issue brief on the use of psychotropic medications in nursing facilities. The brief explores why reform initiatives have had limited success and the implications the use of psychotropic medications has on residents’ decision-making rights. In this installment of a series of issue briefs, Justice in Aging evaluates several proposals, and those proposals’ impacts on real-world residents.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74316

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Adding Dental to Medicare Part B: 31 Million Low-Income Enrollees Would Gain Access to Medicare Coverage

Justice in Aging's fact sheet, Adding Dental to Medicare Part B: 31 Million Low-Income Enrollees Would Gain Access to Medicare Coverage, describes how millions of low-income Medicare enrollees and Medicare enrollees of color would gain access to coverage if a dental benefit is added to Medicare Part B.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73169

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Investing in Medicaid HCBS is Good for Medicare

Justice in Aging's new fact sheet, Investing in Medicaid HCBS is Good for Medicare, explains why investing in Medicaid HCBS is good for people with Medicare and the Medicare program. Robust funding for Medicaid HCBS would expand access to services, helping people with Medicare who are dually eligible for Medicaid avoid hospitalizations and other costly care.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73168

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Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services for Older Adults with Disabilities: A Primer

Justice in Aging has released a primer providing an overview of Medicaid HCBS, the bias within Medicaid towards institutional care, and how different states are serving older adults with disabilities in the community. It also briefly discusses the race, wealth, and population based inequities in the HCBS system.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72514

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How Health Plans Serving Dual Eligibles Can Center Equity During COVID-19

Justice in Aging published a new brief centered on the dual eligible population and programmatic recommendations to support equity. The recommendations are measures advocates and health plans can use to ensure equity is at the center of the response to COVID-19. Examples of recommendations in the brief include: Expanding/targeting outreach for COVID-19 and routine care based on information plans have about their members; Prioritizing HCBS and support for caregivers; Enhancing data collection

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72165

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Adding a Dental Benefit to Medicare: Addressing Racial Disparities

This brief describes the racial disparities in access to oral health and oral health outcomes. Coverage is a key factor in reducing the existing disparities. This brief proposes adding oral health as a Medicare benefit as a potential solution. It also proposes additional policy options aimed at reducing disparities beyond expanding oral health coverage,

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71816


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