LeadingAge Need to Know - 5.19.21

Members | May 19, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, May 19, 2021

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Following are the latest news and resources

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates

Join us today and tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy updates. Today, Yvanna Cancela with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will join us to talk about HHS’ new COVID Community Corp campaign to get every American vaccinated. On Thursday, Holly Norelli with CMS will give LeadingAge members key insights on the new CMS interim final rule and answer your questions. Register now to join us.

LTC Providers: The New 21st Century Cures Act Rules Apply to You!

If you are a nursing home, home health or other LTC provider, don’t miss LeadingAge’s next virtual event on the implications of regulations stemming from the 21st Century Cures Act on long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) providers. The webinar on Tuesday, May 25 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET will walk through how the recently released rules support the seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information. Speakers from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) include:

  • Kianna Banks, Nurse Consultant, CMS
  • Scott Cooper, Center for Clinical Standards & Quality, CMS
  • Johnalyn Lyles, Division Deputy Director, Regulatory & Policy Affairs, ONC
  • Alex Mugge, Deputy Chief Health Informatics Officer, CMS

They will talk about the applicability to LTPAC of the CMS Interoperability Rule, ONC Information Blocking Rule, and other quality/reporting regulations and requirements. This virtual event is free, but registration is required. Save your spot now.

Call for Applications: Innovations Program

The Jewish Federations of North America Center on Aging and Trauma is seeking proposals in its Innovations Program for the expansion of person-centered, trauma-informed services for Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers. Organizations throughout the United States that serve diverse populations of older adults with a history of trauma and/or their family caregivers are encouraged to apply. The deadline is Thursday, May 20. Learn more and apply today.

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge

LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential advocacy, guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers. ​​​​​​A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other

There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Contact LeadingAge’s national team directly or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.