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Building The Framework For IDD Quality Measures

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Medicaid managed care for long term services and supports (MLTSS) is now in use or being considered in over half of the country. Medicaid managed care makes managed care organizations (MCOs) responsible for the delivery of LTSS to older adults and people with physical or intellectual or developmental disabilities. Early implementation often focused on the delivery of care for older adults and people with physical disabilities, leaving a gap in experience for its use with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD).

Retirement Issues and Referrals: Resources for I&R/A Providers

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Around 10,000 individuals reach retirement age every day in the U.S. Retirement can bring new opportunities but can also raise concerns and issues with retirement plans for workers, retirees, and their families. Join this webinar to learn about the basics of retirement plans, common issues experienced by retirees and family members, resources that promote retirement security, and referrals for pension counseling and help. Our presenter is Emily Spreiser, Legal Program Director, Pension Rights Center. 

Real-time captioning will be provided for this webinar.

Certification for I&R Specialists in Aging/Disabilities (CIRS-A/D) Webinar Training

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The National Information and Referral Support Center invites aging and disability professionals to join us for a webinar-based training for Information and Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) specialists in aging and disabilities. This training will provide an overview of key competencies needed for aging and disability I&R/A professionals, and will provide preparation for the AIRS Certification exam for I&R Specialists in Aging/Disabilities.

National Volunteer Caregiving Network

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Join us to learn about volunteer caregiving programs that help promote the health, well-being and independence of older adults and people with disabilities. Over 650 programs are located throughout the United States, including the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico. Whether it’s a ride to the doctor, picking up groceries/pharmaceuticals, paperwork, or changing a lightbulb, older adults and people with disabilities benefit from a volunteer who lends a helping hand.

MLTSS for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Strategies for Success

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Over the past five years, there has been explosive growth in the number of states implementing comprehensive Medicaid managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs; however, most have excluded LTSS services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Serving people with I/DD requires unique approaches to program development, implementation, and management.

Health and Welfare in HCBS

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Speakers from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), HHS Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS’ Office on Civil Rights (HHS-OCR) and Administration for Community Living will present findings and model practices that were published in early 2018 in the joint OIG-ACL-OCR report entitled, “Ensuring Beneficiary Health & Safety in Group Homes” as well as GAO’s recent inquiry entitled, “Improved Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health & Welfare is Needed.” Recommendations/actions implemented by CMS as a result of these inquiries


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