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Free Courses Designed to Improve ‘Informed Consent’ Process

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has engaged the services of The Joint Commission and Bethesda, MD-based research consultancy Abt Associates in an effort to improve the informed consent process. The initiative will provide guidance through free online courses for hospital leadership and other health care professionals. Informed consent is the process of communication between a clinician and patient that results in the patient’s decision of whether to undergo a specific medical intervention. It is an area with which some hospitals are struggling to comply.

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Discussion Guide Focuses on Timely, Life-Saving Vaccinations

History confirms that immunizations are critical to individual health as well as family and community health. The new guide provides a timeline of vaccine development since the early 1900s as well as statistics about their use and effectiveness. It also offers conversation starters, questions, ideas, activities, "Vax Facts" and resources for all ages so that family members -- from great-grandparents to children to "grandfriends" who are part of the larger family circle -- can talk and learn together, across the generations, about this important topic.

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Center’s Policy Update Includes New Resources for Disabled

The latest update features stories on a new EEOC resource on securing disability-related employment leave, a CMS final rule addressing long-term supports and services, the DOL final rule on overtime in the Fair Labor Standards Act, and more.

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Millions of Low-Income Older Adults Could Boost Annual Budgets

A new analysis suggests that as many as 4 million older Americans could increase their annual budgets by nearly a third simply by tapping into benefits they may not know about. The report indicates that more than $20 billion in public and private sector benefits go unused annually because seniors don’t know how to access them.

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Webinar: Everything You Always Wanted (and Needed) to Know …

If you’re among those individuals or service providers offering advice on how to sign up for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or the federally facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace, you don’t want to miss this ...

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Want to be a Fundraising Pro? Here’s Your Chance

University of California-Davis Extension has launched a new online program in Fundraising and Development. Created and taught by senior members of the award-winning UC Davis development staff, the program provides students with a hands-on, comprehensive overview of the fundraising field and the skills to succeed as a development officer.

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Toolkit Offers Guidance on Home & Community Based Services

The new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rules require all settings funded by Medicaid HCBS programs to provide opportunities for participants to be integrated in and engage in community life, have access to the community, control their personal resources, and seek employment and work in competitive settings. States have until March 2019 to transition their HCBS programs into full compliance with the new settings requirements.

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Home Health Agencies Now Subject to CMS Star Ratings

CMS has introduced the first patient experience of care star ratings on Home Health Compare. Known as Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Survey star ratings, these measures evaluate patients’ experiences with home health agencies.

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Free Training on Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap Plans

If you’re in the business of helping seniors understand Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medigap plans, you’ll be glad to know the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid is making it easier for you to learn everything you need to know. We'll show you where to look ...

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New Directory Catalogs Aging-Related Educational Programs

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education launches the Online Directory of Educational Programs in Gerontology and Geriatrics, a new resource that allows users to browse programs by numerous criteria such as location and type of degree, certificate, or fellowship offered.

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