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  • 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.

  • Funding from Hillman Foundation's Innovations in Care Award Allows Hartford Grantees to Expand MiCAPABLE Program

    Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014

    The MiCAPABLE program at the Michigan State University College of Nursing, co-led by Sandra Spoelstra, PhD, RN, and Sarah Szanton, PhD, RN/ANP (Hartford grantees), was announced as one of two winners of the Innovation in Care Awards from the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation earlier last week. Each of the two nurse-driven programs will be awarded $600,000 to expand evidence-based initiatives targeting underserved populations. MiCAPABLE was also part of the first cohort of Change AGEnts Action Awards, which are awards given to one-year projects aiming to achieve meaningful systematic change in practice through redesign of care or policy change. MiCAPABLE was chosen from over 260 applications to the Innovation in Care Awards at the Hillman Foundation.

  • Call for Nominations: National Quality Forum HCBS Nominations

    Monday, Nov 10, 2014

    The National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking nominations for a multistakeholder Committee to provide input on performance measurement gaps in home and community-based services (HCBS). HCBS are vital to promoting independence, wellness, and self-determination for people with long term care needs. A high-quality HCBS system is needed to support older adults and people with disabilities of all ages in optimizing independence, good health, and quality of life. Current efforts to measure and improve quality in HCBS are limited and need to provide better, more actionable information to policymakers, consumers and their families, program administrators, and other stakeholders.

  • Call for Applications: Targeted Technical Assistance to Build the Business Capacity of Community-Based Aging and Disability Organizations for Integrated Services Partnerships

    Monday, Nov 10, 2014

    The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for up to ten networks of community-based aging and disability organizations to participate in a learning collaborative and receive targeted technical assistance related to business acumen.