More News about Grantees and Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.