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  • Fair Pay for Home Care Workers Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

    Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) acted within its authority when it extended minimum-wage and overtime protections to home care workers, a federal court unanimously ruled on August 21. Advocates for home care workers, such as John A. Hartford Foundation grantees PHI and the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, have long sought these basic wage protections.

  • Fall 2015 Action Award Application Cycle Now Open

    Friday, Aug 21, 2015

    The Hartford Change AGEnts Action Awards are one-year grants for up to $10,000 that are available to interprofessional teams led by Hartford alumni for the purpose of achieving meaningful change to practice or policy that will improve the health and well-being of older adults and/or their families.

  • Dr. Richard Besdine Discusses Work in Geriatric Co-Management of Hip Fracture

    Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

    In a recent article, Hartford grantee Dr. Richard Besdine spoke with David Orenstein of Medical Xpress regarding the dissemination of geriatrics co-management of hip fracture patients to hospitals across the United States, a project funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation.

  • Geriatrics Provider Advocates Pen Opinion Piece in Providence Journal on Integrated Care Initiatives for Dual Eligibles

    Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

    Hartford grantee Dr. Richard W. Besdine recently co-authored an op-ed piece with Martha Watson and Maureen Maigret in the Providence Journal on how the development of Integrated Care Initiative (ICI) demonstration projects can help better serve the needs of Rhode Islanders by addressing the frustrating bureaucratic tangle for vulnerable Medicare/Medicaid dual eligible individuals. Besdine, Watson, and Maigret are supported through a John A. Hartford Foundation grant to Community Catalyst for advocacy on behalf of the older dual-eligible population.

  • POLST Program Is Featured in NPR Piece on End-of-Life Issues

    Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

    In a recent piece regarding end-of-life issues on National Public Radio (NPR), the Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form was featured in a conversation about a new proposal by the government to have doctors reimbursed through Medicare for conducting end-of-life conversations with their patients. Currently, Medicare pays for these kind of conversations only when it occurs during the first visit with doctors for new Medicare enrollees.

  • Grantee Dr. Marilyn Luptak Receives National Leadership Award from AGESW

    Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

    Dr. Marilyn Luptak, an associate professor at the University of Utah School of Social Work was recently selected for an award by the Association for Gerontological Education in Social Work (AGESW) to receive its 2015 Leadership Award. This prestigious national award recognizes a distinguished social work scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of aging through research, teaching and scholarship. Dr. Luptak was a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar from 2008-2010 as well as a John A. Hartford Doctoral Fellow in Geriatric Social Work from 2001-2003.

  • AGS and ADGAP Co-Management Plan for Hip Fractures Sees Geriatrics Mending More Than Bones

    Monday, Aug 17, 2015

    With support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) will develop a national dissemination plan for an innovative program to improve care for older adults hospitalized with hip fractures. The interdisciplinary geriatrics-orthopedics co-management intervention positions geriatrics professionals as co-leaders in the pre- and post-operative management of older adults with fragility fractures. With geriatrics principles at its core, the program holds promise for improving person-centered care outcomes and decreasing healthcare spending.

  • 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule with Comment Period Now Open

    Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015

    The major proposed rule addresses changes to the physician fee schedule, and other Medicare Part B payment policies to ensure that payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services, as well as changes in the statute.