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 29, 2016
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.
October 26, 2016
Recently, a variety of ACL disability programs have awarded funding to enhance the cultural and linguistic competency of the disability network and ensure that all people with disabilities can access ACL-funded programs and services.
October 26, 2016
Election day, November 8, is right around the corner. Several federal laws protect the voting rights of older Americans and people with disabilities and require accessible polling places. Here are some voting resources for older adults and people with disabilities:
October 26, 2016
Today, the final rule for Independent Living (IL) programs went on display in the Federal Register. The rule was developed in close coordination with the independent living network and addresses the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Specifically, the final rule:
October 21, 2016
Tuesday, October 25 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 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) Developing Meaningful Partnerships with Physician Practices.
October 20, 2016
Good oral health is critical for older adults and younger adults with disabilities. Poor oral health is largely preventable and linked to a person’s overall health and serious chronic diseases. Unfortunately, older adults and adults with disabilities are at high risk of having poor oral health due to inadequate access to services and certain disabilities that make oral hygiene tasks hard to complete and obtaining services even more difficult.
October 14, 2016
2017-2020 Title VI grant applications Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET Teleconference phone number: 888-455-3131 and Passcode 1234567 Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation via WebEx with Meeting Number 990 792 577 Presenters: Shelly Zylstra, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL/AoA Susan Raymond, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL/AoA Title VI Grant Applications are Due on December 5, 2016!!!