Archive August 2020
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Partnering in a Changed World: The Network Operations Learning Collaborativerecent article featured in the American Society on Aging’s Generations Today profiles the Aging and Disability Business Institute’s Network Operations Learning Collaborative (NetOps LC) and how the curriculum was adapted in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Thinking of Becoming a Medicare FFS Provider? Read this.
AAAs and other aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs) are well positioned to become Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) providers. Becoming a Medicare Fee-For-Service Provider: What CBOs Need to Know, a new publication from n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute and the National Council on Aging, explores opportunities and key factors CBOs should consider before becoming Medicare FFS providers.
Congress Quietly Preparing for September Policy Slog
Members of Congress may be in their states and districts until after the Labor Day holiday, but lawmakers are still working to address several essential September deadlines, including another round of COVID-19 relief programs and FY 2021 federal funding.
CMS Issues Joint Informational Bulletin for Older Adults and People with Disabilities in Rural AmericaCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Joint Informational Bulletin with HUD, USDA, and three other HHS agencies—ACL, the CDC and the HRSA with information on existing federal resources available to help improve health and housing outcomes for older adults and people with disabilities living in rural America.
New Report Shows That Detroit Older Adults Are Dying at Twice the Rate of All Older Adults in Michigan
As Virus Cases Grow, Senate-Proposed Relief Measures Shrinkbipartisan, bicameral calls to infuse another round of federal funding into Older Americans Act programs and services, Senate majority leadership introduced another policy proposal that is half the size of the recently introduced HEALS Act, the previous package from Senate Republicans. The new measure limits relief to a few areas only: extended unemployment and additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, the USPS, COVID-19 testing, and schools that choose to reopen in person this fall.
Lawmakers Push for Aging Program Funding Amid Floundering Negotiations
Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative 2020 Awards Announced, n4a Members Among Recipients
New Blog Post Templates to engAGE Older Adults and Caregivers During COVID-19
As the national dialogue on the impact of social isolation grows, many organizations working with older adults are developing new and innovative ways to address social isolation among older adults. engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults (administered by n4a) has produced a six-part series of sample blog posts intended to help you encourage the older adults you work with to stay active, engaged and connected to their communities during the pandemic.