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  • Community Catalyst's New Report Addresses Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Duals Demonstration

    Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

    Hartford grantee Community Catalyst released a new paper which examines provisions in the documents guiding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's Dual Eligible Demonstration projects as they relate to addressing racial and ethnic health disparities.  The report lays out a set of recommendations to move toward achieving health equity for dual eligibles.

  • National Institutes of Health Has Announced Three Funding Opportunities Through Hartford AAIM/ASP Grant

    Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) just announced three funding opportunities spawned by the NIA U13-ASP/AAIM Diabetes and Cardiovascular Complications in Older Adults Symposium. The research agenda-setting symposium was co-sponsored by the John A. Hartford Foundation through it’s "Integrating Geriatrics into the Specialties of Internal Medicine: Moving Forward from Awareness to Action" which seeks to achieve the goal of embedding geriatrics and gerontology into the specialties of internal medicine by expanding research efforts through National Institutes of Health meetings, continuing professional development of T. Franklin Williams Scholars, and putting resources to work constructively.

  • Better Caregiving, Better Lives: The John A. Hartford Foundation Story Contest

    Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

    Are you a family caregiver of on older adult or a health care provider who works with caregivers? Share your story about challenges and solutions and help others achieve better caregiving and better lives. As part of the John A. Hartford Foundation’s efforts to improve the health of older adults, we encourage our grantees, colleagues in the field of aging and health, and the broader public to share stories about the problems older adults and their families experience in our health care system and, even more importantly, solutions to those problems.

  • AGS Announces 2014 T. Franklin Williams and Jahnigen Career Development Award Scholars

    Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014

    Earlier this month, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) announced the new cohort of T. Franklin Williams and Jahnigen Career Development Award Scholars for 2014. Both the Williams and Jahnigen Awards provide supplemental career development support to academic geriatricians or medical and surgical subspecialists who have received a National Institute on Aging (NIA) GEMSSTAR Award (Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists’ Transition to Aging Research).

  • American Geriatrics Society Releases Clinical Practice Guideline for Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults

    Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014

    The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released a Clinical Practice Guideline for Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults, designed to enable healthcare professionals and hospital systems to implement actionable, evidence-based measures to prevent and treat this life-threatening problem, the most common postoperative complication in older adults.

  • Amy Berman Speaks at the AJMC's Patient-Centered Oncology Care Meeting in Baltimore

    Friday, Nov 14, 2014

    On Thursday, Hartford senior program officer Amy Berman was part of a panel that spoke on "Integrating Palliative Care Into Managed Care for the Good of Patients," sponsored by The American Journal of  Managed Care. Amy Berman provided the perspective from a patient who chose palliative care after being diagnosed with stage four inflammatory breast cancer and have continued to defy the odds. Among the other speakers was a nurse educator as well as payer-physicians. 

  • Board of Trustees Approves $1.6 million Grant for Hospital at Home Model

    Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

    A $1.6 million, four-year grant to augment the federal evaluation of the Hospital at Home health care model and lay the groundwork for widespread dissemination and implementation was recently approved by the John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees. The new grant complements a $9.6 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (the CMS Innovation Center)—one of just 39 awards made nationally—to deliver and test a version of Hospital at Home called the Mobile Acute Care Team at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. The Hartford Foundation’s support of the Hospital at Home model goes back two decades, from its development at Johns Hopkins University, through multi-site testing, to early dissemination.

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Calls for Comments for Proposed Rule to Current CoPs for HHAs

    Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that would revise the current conditions of participation (CoPs) that home health agencies (HHAs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The proposed requirements would focus on the care delivered to patients by home health agencies, reflect an interdisciplinary view of patient care, allow home health agencies greater flexibility in meeting quality care standards, and eliminate unnecessary procedural requirements.  Comments must be received no later than 5:00 PM on December 8, 2014.