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Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO)

Staff in independent and assistive living, nursing homes and health care settings in the community that includes registered nurses, nursing assistants, nursing home dieticians, direct care professionals, other administrations and support employee are invited to participate in a national National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded research study, which offers the “Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO)” program at no cost. This program aims to enhance person-centered communication skills among healthcare staff when interacting with older adults in various healthcare settings, ultimately reducing resistiveness to care and the need for psychotropic medication in residents with dementia. Successful completion of the three-hour training awards...

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74855

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Medicaid and CHIP Renewals: Coalition Webinars for Reaching Out to Special Populations

Join the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Renewals webinars focused on special populations. This webinar series will provide partners with strategies to reach out to diverse communities and audiences to share information about Medicaid and CHIP renewals. Each webinar will also include a “train-the-trainer” presentation, during which CMS will walk-through a set of downloadable slides that partners can use to educate others in their communities about Medicaid and CHIP renewals.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74777

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Registration is Open for the 2023 NTP Virtual Workshops

Registration is now open for the 2023 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Training Program (NTP) virtual workshops. Session dates and topics for the upcoming week are as follows: August 1st: Coordination of Benefits August 2nd: Medicare Scenarios (Casework Session) August 3rd: Medicare for People with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) All sessions will start at 1:00 p.m. and conclude no later than 3:30 p.m. ET.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74768

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Medicare Fraud Prevention Week Begins June 5

June 5-11th marks the celebration of Medicare Fraud Prevention Week (MFPW), and the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is actively participating in raising awareness and combating fraud. With Medicare fraud costing an estimated $60 billion annually and impacting beneficiaries' well-being, the SMP is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to protect themselves against scams. Throughout the week, each day will be specifically targeted to a group of people who can help to prevent fraud, including: Medicare beneficiaries Caregivers Families Partners and professionals Health care providers Community members

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/74624

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Online Graduate Certificate Program Leadership for an Aging Society

Virginia Tech’s Center for Gerontology is offering an Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership for an Aging Society. The 12-credit program can be completed in one academic year and covers a wide variety of topics such as the biological, psychological, and sociological impacts of aging, ethical issues surrounding older adults and their families, as well as the public policy development and approval processes at the local, state, and national levels. Certificate recipients will be prepared by industry leaders to lead and manage teams and multi-agency collaborations that serve older adults in a variety of settings, including private and public organizations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73991

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Call for Applications: Medicaid Pathways Program, Class of 2023

CHCS has announced a nine-month leadership development program designed to support a cohort of senior Medicaid leaders in developing skills to lead a complex organization like Medicaid, as well as improve outcomes for enrollees by enhancing state capacity. The Medicaid Pathways aims to help Medicaid leaders who are new to their leadership role and/or are interested in advancing to a more senior role in the future, especially individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people of color, people with disabilities, and individuals with personal experience with Medicaid or another publicly financed program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73990

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Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO) to Reduce Behavioral Symptoms

The University of Kansas is seeking nursing homes to participate in an NIH-funded study testing an online version of the evidence-based Changing Talk (CHAT) communication training program. The CHAT program uses a person-centered approach to educate direct-care staff on better communication strategies with residents with dementia, which can reduce resistiveness to care and behavioral symptoms. This free online training can qualify for CMS dementia care training hour requirements.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73957

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