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Announcements 2016

December 16, 2016
The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence is now accepting applications for its Community of Practice (CoP) on Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Developmental Disabilities. The CoP seeks to transform state/territorial developmental disabilities systems by:
December 16, 2016
In 2014, regulation was issued by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services which finalized the criteria for home and community-based services (HCBS) for the purposes of Medicaid funding. The criteria require settings receiving HCBS funding to facilitate beneficiary independence and decision-making in defining desired community-based living.
December 14, 2016
Wednesday, December 21 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET. ACL's Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP), in collaboration with consultant Tim McNeill, invites you to a business acumen webinar on Increased Reimbursement for Care Coordination and the Potential Impact on Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
December 9, 2016
The Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, is pleased to announce the theme for Older American’s Month 2017. The theme, Age Out Loud, is intended to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging.
December 7, 2016
The Aging and Disability Business Institute (supported by an ACL public/private partnership grant from multiple funders to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the American Society on Aging) is hosting two free webinars. Use the links below to learn more and register. Is My Organization Ready? Assessing CBO Capacity to Partner with Health Care Entities
November 30, 2016
ACL is sharing an updated frequently asked questions (FAQ) to assist State Agencies on Aging, States' Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, and other entities that work with Ombudsman programs with implementation of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs Rule.
November 29, 2016
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm ET The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) will host a two-day meeting Wednesday and Thursday. The Committee will discuss preparation of the PCPID 2017 Report to the President, including its content and format, and related data collection and analysis required to complete the writing of the Report. They will also receive presentations from selected experts in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. M
November 22, 2016
In a new handbook from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services entitled "Coordination of Benefits and Third Party Liability (COB/TPL) in Medicaid," guidance is provided that services provided under the Older Americans Act are an exception to the "Medicaid is payer of last resort" rule.
November 10, 2016
ACL's Administration on Aging collects annual performance data from State Units on Aging about the Older Americans Act Title III and Title VII (Chapters 3 and 4) programs through the State Program Report (SPR). The agency has been working with the Aging Network to redesign the SPR.
November 9, 2016
week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request seeking information and data on additional reforms and policy options that can be considered to accelerate the provision of home and community-based services (HCBS) to Medicaid beneficiaries, taking into account issues affecting beneficiary choice and control, program integrity, rate setting, quality infrastructure, and the homecare workforce. The issues addressed in this request for information are highly relevant to ACL’s mission and vision. We urge our stakeholders to review and comment.

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