FYI ONLY as I receive this email from Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund on webinar training from National Council on Aging, that may be beneficial especially those of you who works with seniors and people with disabilities.
Friday Morning Collaborative Webinar Series: Involvement of State Aging and Disability Advocates in Duals Integration
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011
2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern Time
Register now: http://www.ncoa.org/calendar-of-events/involvement-of-state-aging.html
Approximately 9 million low-income seniors and younger persons with disabilities are enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (often referred to as “duals”).
Many states are pursuing efforts to better coordinate care and potentially lower cost for this population. Earlier this year, 15 states were awarded design contracts of up to $1 million each to develop service delivery and payment models that integrate care. More broadly, 37 states and the District of Columbia have submitted letters of intent to pursue opportunities for integration announced by CMS in July.
This webinar will provide a basic overview of the duals population, activity within states, opportunities and concerns, and stakeholder involvement.
Edo Banach (CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office)
Hilary Dalin (National Council on Aging)
Kevin Prindiville (National Senior Citizens Law Center)
Mary Lou Breslin (Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund)
Space is limited, so please register early and share lines when possible. The webinar will be recorded and posted online.
Martin Luther Tower (MLT)
1001 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109