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LTQA 2019 Forum Promising Solutions for the LTSS Workforce

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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?

Plan for the Future With The Arc's New Resources

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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.

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.

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