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New Insights into Disability Beneficiaries' Pursuit of Work

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The Mathematica Center for Studying Disability Policy is presenting a webinar focused on new research on the work activity of beneficiaries with disabilities. Increased work activity for beneficiaries of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can increase self-sufficiency and reduce reliance on federal benefits.

New Medicare Card Updates and Social Security Disability Benefits Overview

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CMS is hosting a webinar about benefits programs for elders and people with disabilities. Presenters will discuss updates on new Medicare cards and review the Social Security Administration’s online services and disability programs. This webinar will also highlight eligibility requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability program.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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The 11th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018. 1 in 4 adults age 65+ falls each year. This day is intended to increase awareness and educate others about fall prevention strategies. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has resources, templates, and activity ideas for Falls Prevention Awareness Day. NCOA and partners will also be hosting a Facebook Live event on Thursday, September 20, 2018 and a Twitter chat on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Advancing Value-Based Payment in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: Opportunities for Community-Based Care

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This webinar from the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) will discuss opportunities for states seeking to adopt value-based payment models for home-and community-based services (HCBS) in managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs. Experiences of New York and Tennessee, which have implemented innovative payment models in their MLTSS programs, will be shared.

Improvements to the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program (QMB)

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Justice in Aging is hosting a two-part webinar about Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) eligibility and the recent CMS administrative changes intended to curb improper billing. QMB helps low-income Medicare beneficiaries pay for their health insurance by covering Part A and B premiums and cost-sharing. State Medicaid programs, which administer QMB, have a responsibility to screen for eligibility, but many individuals still face challenges enrolling into the QMB program.

North Dakota: An Example of an Oral Healthcare Program for Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Oral Health America is hosting a webinar to discuss how North Dakota has collaborated with key partners to establish an older adult oral health care program for residents in long-term care facilities. This webinar will discuss an overview of the importance of conducting a basic screening survey; engaging key stakeholders to strategize on the oral healthcare delivery and education programs provided to staff in long-term care facilities; and implementing a standardized screening tool.

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Interagency TBI Conference

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The deadline to submit paper and poster proposals for the Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), co-sponsored by NIDILRR (the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research), is Saturday, March 31. The theme of the 2018 conference is TBI Across the Lifespan: Research to Practice to Policy. This conference brings together clinicians, researchers, consumers, and policymakers to share cutting-edge advances in TBI research and clinical care. This conference will take place June 11 to 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Providing Culturally Competent Care: Meeting the LTSS Needs of Dually Eligible Beneficiaries

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO), is hosting a webinar on how to identify long-term services and supports (LTSS) preferences, values, and needs of members from diverse cultural backgrounds. Individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups often experience disparities in access, quality, and outcomes in LTSS, such as higher rates of rehospitalization under home health care and lower quality of care in nursing homes.

Drafting Advance Planning Documents to Reduce the Risk of Abuse or Exploitation

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The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is hosting a webinar about drafting advance planning documents to reduce the risk of abuse or exploitation. Shortly after Medicare began reimbursing physicians for counseling beneficiaries about advance-care planning in 2016, Health Affairs released a study finding that only one-third of older adults have completed any health care planning documents.

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