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Safer Use of Opioid Pain Medication

This fact sheet provides an overview of the safe use of prescription opioid pain medications. It discusses the process of safety reviews at the pharmacy, as well as the Drug Management Programs to help patients who are at risk for prescription drug abuse. It is important to note that safety reviews and Drug Management Programs generally don’t apply to those who have cancer, get hospice, palliative, or end-of-life care, or those who live in a long-term care facility.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71150

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November 2018 Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released their monthly report for November 2018 on Medicaid and CHIP application, eligibility determination, and enrollment data. This report includes point-in-time data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the number of applications submitted directly to Medicaid and CHIP agencies, the number of eligibility determinations made on these applications, and the total number of individuals enrolled in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71138

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The Financial Hardship Faced by Older Americans Needing Long-Term Services and Supports

This study analyzes the financial burden experienced by people who require long-term services and supports. The study analyzes medical and LTSS spending among older Medicare beneficiaries, particularly the costs of assistive devices and personal care. The results show that for medical services covered by Medicare, beneficiaries with a high need for long-term services spend more than $2,700 a year out of pocket on average, twice as high as those without such need.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71119

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Fighting Fraud: Senate Aging Committee Identifies Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation’s Seniors

This resource provides a summary of the ten most-reported scams the Senate Aging Committee's toll-free Fraud Hotline (1-855-303-9470) in 2018. Common instances reported include IRS impersonation scams, sweepstakes scams, and computer tech support scams. This report also summarizes common scams by state and provides tips for avoiding scams.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71099

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Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program: Key Food Sources of Sodium, Saturated Fat, Empty Calories, and Refined Grains in the Diets of Program Participants

This issue brief identifies key food sources of sodium, saturated fat, empty calories, and refined grains in the diets of congregate and home delivered meal participants. It also compares these key food sources for both participants and nonparticipants and explores differences between the two groups. Click here to read more about ACL's Nutrition

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71095

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Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program: Examining the Types of Foods Older Adults Consumed from Program Meals and Over 24 Hours

The purpose of this issue brief is to describe the types of foods that participants consumed as part of congregate and home delivered meals. The brief also examines differences between participants and nonparticipants in foods consumed over 24 hours

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71094

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Medicaid: What to Watch in 2019 from the Administration, Congress, and the States

This brief highlights the importance of ongoing litigation around the ACA and discusses Medicaid demonstration waiver activities. It also addresses the recent passage of bi-partisan legislation with new tools and financing that states can use to strengthen their response to the opioid crisis. Finally, the brief reviews issues including Medicaid financing for Puerto Rico and USVI; Medicaid and public charge changes; and reforms in benefits, payment and delivery systems.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71071

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From Caregiver to Caregiver: The Wisdom and Insights of Former NFCSP Caregivers

ACL undertook a two-part evaluation of the Older Americans Act Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) between 2013 and 2018. ACL conducted a small, retrospective study of caregivers in the Outcome Evaluation whose care recipient passed away during the course of the outcome evaluation. This supplementary study gathered information on the service components and needs of bereaved caregivers and highlights “advice from caregivers to caregivers.”

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71067

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