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Prospective Associations of Diet Quality With Incident Frailty in Older Adults: The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published an article looking at the link between diet and potential frailty in older age. Researchers pulled data from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study and analyzed participants’ diets, activity, and shift between the categories of robust, pre-frail, and frail over four years.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71707

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Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Enrollment and Spending

This issue brief highlights Medicaid HCBS enrollment and spending data from the Kaiser Family Foundation's 17th annual state survey. The report found that nearly all Medicaid HCBS enrollment (86%) and spending (93%) went to services provided at state option. This optional nature of most HCBS covered populations and services puts individuals at risk of losing services if the current structure of Medicaid financing were to change.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71326

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Nonfatal Assaults and Homicides Among Adults Aged ≥60 Years — United States, 2002–2016

This report was published as part of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It examines the rate of violence against adults aged sixty and over using fifteen years of data on assaults and homicides. The results indicate that during this time frame, the nonfatal assault rate has jumped significantly, especially among older men. The homicide rate for older men also increased.This study demonstrates the need for improved violence prevention efforts among older adults.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71324

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Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends

This study examines elder financial exploitation Suspicious Activity Reports (EFE SARs) filed with the federal government by financial institutions such as banks and money services businesses between 2013 and 2017. The goal of this report is to analyze the complex problem of elder financial exploitation and identify ways to improve prevention and response.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71209

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November 2018 Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released their monthly report for November 2018 on Medicaid and CHIP application, eligibility determination, and enrollment data. This report includes point-in-time data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the number of applications submitted directly to Medicaid and CHIP agencies, the number of eligibility determinations made on these applications, and the total number of individuals enrolled in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71138

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Fighting Fraud: Senate Aging Committee Identifies Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation’s Seniors

This resource provides a summary of the ten most-reported scams the Senate Aging Committee's toll-free Fraud Hotline (1-855-303-9470) in 2018. Common instances reported include IRS impersonation scams, sweepstakes scams, and computer tech support scams. This report also summarizes common scams by state and provides tips for avoiding scams.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71099

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October 2018 Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released their monthly report for October 2018 on Medicaid and CHIP application, eligibility determination, and enrollment data. This report includes point-in-time data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the number of applications submitted directly to Medicaid and CHIP agencies, the number of eligibility determinations made on these applications, and the total number of individuals enrolled in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71037

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Fiscal Survey of the States: Fall 2018

This semi-annual report analyzes the fiscal condition of the states and includes data summaries of state general fund revenues, expenditures, and balances. State fiscal conditions continue to show signs of improvement and greater stability. Fiscal 2019 is projected to be the ninth year in a row with moderate state spending and revenue growth. State general fund spending is expected to grow 4.3 percent in fiscal 2019 compared to fiscal 2018 levels.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70958

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September 2018 Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released their monthly report for September 2018 on Medicaid and CHIP application, eligibility determination, and enrollment data. This report includes point-in-time data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the number of applications submitted directly to Medicaid and CHIP agencies, the number of eligibility determinations made on these applications, and the total number of individuals enrolled in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70949

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Report for Washington Health Home Managed Fee-for-Service (MFFS): Final Demonstration Year 2 and Preliminary Demonstration Year 3 Medicare Savings Estimates

This report summarizes the Medicare Parts A & B actuarial savings analysis of the Washington managed fee-for-service (MFFS) demonstration for 2015 and 2016. The Washington Health Home MFFS demonstration aims to improve service quality and integration while reducing costs of care for high-risk, high-cost dually eligible beneficiaries. For 2015, Washington demonstrated a final gross Medicare savings of $30 million. The preliminary gross Medicare savings for 2016 are $42 million.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70922

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