In this round up:
December 9, 2022 | Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, and Deborah Royster, Assistant Director, Office for Older Americans, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Today, the CFPB is releasing a new resource to help you identify and report illegal nursing home debt collection tactics. Whether you’re a long-term care ombudsman, care coordinator, elder law attorney, or other aging services provider, you can help caregivers.
Last chance: Comments due 12/6 on CMS RFI on Nat’l Directory of Health Care Providers and Services; Cheaper Hearing Aids Now in Stores; CDC Releases Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids; U.S. Surgeon General Releases New Framework for Mental Health & Well-Being in the Workplace; CMS Finalizes Policies to Simplify Medicare Enrollment and Expand Access to Coverage for Immunosuppressive Drugs; CMS releases new resource for states on ending Medicaid coverage in the optional COVID-19 group
December 1, 2022 | Andrea Callow, Office for Policy Analysis and Development
Post-publishing update: The deadline for these opportunities has been changed to February 14, 2023.
November 29, 2022 | Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Are you a family caregiver? Do you know someone who is? Chances are, you’ll either be one – or need one – at some point during your life.
October 28, 2022 | Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, Director, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. As part of ACL’s celebration this year, Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt, director of ACL’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), interviewed Dr.
October 13, 2022 | Beverley Laubert, National Ombudsman Program Coordinator, Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs, ACL
Today, we join the American Bar Association in celebrating the fifth annual Ombuds Day, which was created to recognize the important role ombudsmen play, and the impact they have on people’s lives.
Today’s Policy Round-Up includes:
October 4, 2022 | Jackie Blaesi-Freed, Assistant Director, Department of Justice Consumer Protection Branch
An 87-year-old woman in California—who we’ll call Jane Doe—received a call from someone claiming to be Jane’s granddaughter. The “granddaughter” stated she had been arrested following a car accident and needed $9,000 for bail.
September 30, 2022 | Q&A with Ana Beltran, Director, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network and Patrick Donavan, APS Supervisor, Muskingum County, Ohio
September is National Recovery Month and