LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 9.15.20

Members | September 15, 2020

Daily updates as of September 15.

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Join Us Today for the Collaborative Care Summit
We are only hours away from the start of the virtual Collaborative Care & HIT Summit! Don’t miss these great lineup of sessions to learn how tech solutions can transform aging and collaborative care now and into the future. Register now to join the Summit later today!

Proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR) Withdrawn
CMS announced yesterday afternoon that they will not move forward with the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR). If finalized, MFAR would have jeopardized key nursing home financing policies, including life plan community provider tax exemptions and nursing home supplemental payment programs. LeadingAge strongly opposed the proposal and worked closely with our state partners and members to urge CMS to withdraw MFAR.

Annual Meeting Early Registration Discount Ends Today
Don’t forget to take advantage of the special registration discounts when you register today, September 15. We’ve curated a collection of valuable sessions and keynotes that deliver highly relevant information, while helping you find the courage and empathy necessary for the work ahead. View the program and get your discounted registration.

Program to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Aging Services
Sign up for an information session on LeadingAge’s NEW Summer Enrichment Program. Launching next summer, this 10-week program is designed to engage undergraduate and graduate students of color to advance toward leadership positions in aging services. Summer interns will complete a substantive project within one of these organizations, work with mentors to hone their leadership skills, and take part in a variety of leadership development activities. Now is the time to ensure you're budgeting for this important opportunity. Learn more!

Basic Care Aide Online Training Tool
Time is running out to access LeadingAge’s FREE Basic Care Aide Skill Competency Training Tool to help you maximize your workforce and maintain quality standards. Developed by EduCare©, the program provides a foundation for the skills of the Basic Care Aide in a variety of settings. The training tool is free to members and is available now on the Learning Hub until September 30, 2020.

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 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.