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CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office Announces Three Webinar Training Opportunities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) has announced three upcoming webinar trainings that will address strategies for providing culturally competent direct care as well as training elements for direct care workers to achieve cultural competence, best practices and guidelines for diagnosing and assessing dementia among dually eligible older adults, and questions on how health care organizations and facilities can best improve accessibility for participants with disabilities to best meet their care needs.

The email announcement from CMS containing webinar information and registration is reproduced below.

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) is pleased to announce the following updates:

  • Training Opportunities:
    • Webinar - Culturally Competent Direct Care: Meeting the LTSS Needs of Diverse Dually Eligible Beneficiaries
    • Webinar - Diagnosing and Treating Dementia – Current Best Practices
    • Disability-Competent Care Conversation on Access with ADA National Network (ADANN)


Training Opportunity: Culturally Competent Direct Care: Meeting the LTSS Needs of Diverse Dually Eligible Beneficiaries

Date/Time: Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:30pm to 2:00pm ET

This webinar will discuss strategies for providing direct care services with cultural sensitivity, as well as training elements for direct care workers to achieve cultural competence. Direct care workers, including nursing assistants or nursing aides, home health aides as well as personal care aides, provide services and supports like helping with daily tasks such as dressing, bathing, and eating. Speakers will share strategies for effectively identifying and meeting beneficiaries’ LTSS needs, in both institutional and community-based settings, while respecting their diverse cultural preferences. Finally, a direct care worker will share her firsthand experiences and recommendations on providing culturally competent direct care.

To register and for CME/CE information, click here: https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com/CulturalCompetency/2019_CC_Webinar/Direct_Care_Workforce

Intended Audience: This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders – includes health plan leaders, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, caregivers, and organizations that provide services for dually eligible beneficiaries including managed long-term services and supports programs and consumer organizations.


Training Opportunity: Diagnosing and Treating Dementia – Current Best Practices

Date/Time: Tuesday July 30, 11:30am-1:00pm ET

The emotional and physical burden of dementia can be immense, not only for the individuals with dementia, but also for their families and caregivers. Most people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias receive the majority of their care from their caregivers who are usually unpaid. This interactive webinar will describe best practices and guidelines for diagnosing and assessing dementia among older adults who are dually eligible and will provide an overview of current evidence-based treatments. Speakers, including a caregiver, will discuss firsthand experiences and lessons learned, including the impact of different interventions and approaches on older adults with dementia and their caregivers.

To register and for CME/CE information, click here: https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com/GeriatricCompetentCare/2019_GCC_Webinar/Diagnosing_and_Treating_Dementia

Intended Audience: This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders – includes health plan leaders, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, caregivers, and organizations that provide services for dually eligible beneficiaries including managed long-term services and supports programs and consumer organizations.


Training Opportunity: Disability-Competent Care Conversation on Access with ADA National Network (ADANN)

Date/Time: Wednesday July 31, 2:00-2:30pm ET

This event, in collaboration with ADANN, will provide a platform for questions to be answered on how healthcare organizations and facilities can best improve accessibility for participants with disabilities to best meet their care needs. It will focus on healthcare facility accessibility, including physical and communication barriers that may impede participants with disabilities from receiving care. Representatives from ADANN will answer your ADA and other accessibility questions. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions for ADANN ahead of time using any of the three options below:

Send an email with questions to RIC@Lewin.com. Your personal and/or organizational information will not be shared during the live event or after

Direct message via Twitter to @Integrate_care

Complete the registration for the event and include your question in the designated textbox.

Registration Link:

https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com/DisabilityCompetentCare/2019_DCC_Webinar_Series/Conversation_on_Access

Intended Audience: This event is intended for a wide range of stakeholders - providers, health care professionals (such as home care agency administrators and staff), social workers, and front-line staff of Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs), Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), and healthcare facilities interested in improving their accessibility for individuals with disabilities.