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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.

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.

Growing Challenges Facing Older Adults: Housing, Homelessness and Rural Aging

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This webinar will highlight the findings of a poll and report on housing and homelessness.  Older adults face mounting challenges in finding and securing safe and affordable housing.The poll and report examine the extent to which AAAs are seeing the impact of housing and homelessness in their communities. They also examine what innovative programs and partnerships AAAs are utilizing to address these issues.

Improving Healthcare for People Living with Dementia

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People living with dementia often do not receive the medical care they need and are not adequately connected to essential home- and community-based supports. This web seminar offers tools and strategies to improve dementia healthcare. It will explore funding and policy initiatives that can be leveraged to improve dementia healthcare and discuss two key systems changes that healthcare organizations can implement to better identify and serve patients with dementia. 

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.

The Importance of Talking About Sex - The Elephant in the Room

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This webinar explains why it is important for people with developmental disabilities, parents, and families to talk about sexuality and healthy intimate relationships. It will address the fact that people often feel unprepared to discuss this subject with each other. This webinar will discuss common misunderstandings about people with I/DD and sexuality and cover the differences between healthy and abusive relationships. The presenters will also help participants prepare to discuss this subject with people with disabilities in their life.

Community Based Organizations: Maximizing Technology to Drive Efficiency and Better Outcomes

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This webinar will discuss the technology trends affecting CBOs. It will cover the three fundamentals in developing a technology strategy and help CBOs get started with a technology plan. The webinar will also describe how organizations can prioritize their technology needs by using a request for proposal (RFP) process. The presenter for this webinar is Ginna Baik, Senior Care and Aging Technology strategist and practice leader for CDW Healthcare, which provides technology solutions for healthcare organizations.

The Older Americans Act in Action: Building & Cultivating Your Elder Law Program

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This webinar from the National Center on Law and Elder Rights explores how you can improve your elder law program by enhancing your program’s capacity to effectively leverage limited time and resources. Presenters will share how you can apply the framework of the Older Americans Act and accompanying regulations to your organization and make your elder law program stronger.


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