According to a report from the NASUAD MLTSS Institute, “By 2050, 20% of the total U.S. population will be 65 or older...The number of people age 85 or older will grow the fastest over the next few decades, constituting 4% of the population by 2050, or ten times its share in 1950." The likelihood of a person needing support with ADLs increases with age. An estimated one-third of individuals age 65 or older have some kind of functional limitation. By age 85, two-thirds will have functional limitations.” How will we accommodate for the growing aging population?
The Arc is hosting a webinar to provide information and resources about future planning for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Adults with I/DD make a better transition from the family home when a future plan is in place. Presenters will go over what future planning means; review resources designed to help individuals with I/DD and their families plan for the future; and share training opportunities for organizations interested in offering future planning supports and services to the people they serve.
SAMHSA and ACL, together with the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, are hosting the second annual National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
States are pursuing new policy avenues. Managed care is evolving. And providers need to help clients find access to a system with ever-shrinking resources. This webinar will examine the various ways states are addressing their Medicaid challenge, and how those changes could impact you.
Learn how these trends could affect you in 2019: