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Intouch Newsletter | November 29, 2017

Posted By Amanda Wiedenfeld, Tuesday, November 28, 2017

 

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November 29, 2017

 Highlights Policy & Regulatory Around the Association
Group Purchasing Aging Services News •  Event & Education Career Center

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 Association Highlights 

TRULY GRATEFUL
A Message from Gwyn

As we end the month of November, we most certainly don’t end the thankfulness that we have for each of you! Our members and business partners are why we exist and for you we are thankful. We exist as an association of communities and professionals to provide quality housing, community, health and related services for the seniors of Tennessee and for that we are thankful. Because of you we are able to represent and promote the common interest of each other through leadership, advocacy, education, communication and other services. We work together to do this in order to enhance all of our ability to serve our constituencies and for that we are thankful. We all have much to do as we prepare for the joyous season of Christmas and begin to wrap up 2017, and through it all, LATN will remain thankful for all of you!

Sincerely,
Gwyn E. Earl, Membership Services Director

SEEKING IMPACTFUL PROFESSIONALS
2018 Annual Meeting & Vendor Showcase

LET'S HEAR FROM YOU!
Submit a Proposal to Speak at the 2018 Annual Meeting

Share your knowledge & expertise at an educational session during our 2018 Annual Meeting in Franklin. We need dedicated aging services professionals (in all departments) willing to provide timely, relevant topics to others thirsting for real-world solutions. It's time for you to be that go-to resource!

LEARN MORE + SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

ATTENTION, VENDORS!
VENDOR SHOWCASE REGISTRATION & INFO PACKET COMING SOON!


Make plans to join LeadingAge Tennessee in Franklin at the Annual Meeting & Vendor Showcase! It's our most-attended event for the year and represents aging services providers from all over the state. This is a great opportunity to reach the leaders & decision-makers of the Tennessee aging services industry.

Why Exhibit? It's Simple...
Exposure! Prime contacts! Participation in this one event will give your company access to your target market & the visibility you need to stand out from the competition.

FROM LEADINGAGE
Top-notch Resources from LeadingAge

Social Connectedness & Engagement Technology Selection Tool

Reduce Social Isolation in Your Community
Social isolation is consistently associated with depression and reduced well-being, health, and quality of life. It can increase the risk of death by as much as 45%. Unfortunately, social isolation is common, with rates as high as 43% in community-dwelling older adults.

Technology can help elders maintain and enhance relationships with peers, family, friends, and caregivers.

LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released a new Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Selection Tool to help you plan for, select, and implement the best solution for your organization to address this challenge.
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This tool is the latest in the series of LeadingAge CAST Technology Selection Tools - check out the full set of tools available!

RoPs RESOURCES

Emergency Preparedness Regulation Dashboard

CMS issued the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for healthcare providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and human-caused disasters. It is critical for Home Health, Hospice, Skilled nursing Facilities and PACE organizations to develop effective and robust emergency plans and responses.

The final Emergency Preparedness Rule released by CMS published in the 9/16/16 Federal Register and effective 11/15/16 states nursing homes, home health, hospice, and PACE have until 11/15/17 to implement the new Emergency preparedness requirements.

LeadingAge has provided a helpful Dashboard with toolkits, resources, and guides.

ACCESS THE DASHBOARD

Rate Calculator: Home Health Medicare Rates for CY 2018

LeadingAge has updated the popular Home Health Agency (HHA) Medicare Rate Calculator to incorporate changes becoming effective Jan. 1, 2018. The calculator is based on the Home Health Final Rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
NOTE: You will need to sign into My.LeadingAge to access the file, which is a Microsoft Excel document.

Other Member-Exclusive Tools & Resources

Tools and resources are available for members only, including tools formerly available only on LeadingAge Insights, under Member-Exclusive Tools & Resources on the LeadingAge website.

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Policy & Regulatory

— FROM LEADINGAGE —
Oppose H.R. 1 Today - It Hurts Seniors and Non-Profit Providers

Congress is considering major tax reform legislation, H.R. 1, that has serious implications for older adults and aging services providers. We have been monitoring both House and Senate versions and due to dangerous provisions in the bill, we are opposed to its passage. We urge Congress to work together to draft legislation that will help—not hurt—older Americans.

The House has already passed a bill that will eliminate the medical tax deduction, eliminate private activity bonds and advance refunding, and end the 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. More importantly, this bill will have long-term impacts on Medicare and Medicaid resulting from the $1.5 trillion cost of the bill. These provisions will, in fact, hurt seniors. Congress should stop this bill and start anew to find solutions that will work for older adults.
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LEARN MORE + TAKE ACTION

MORE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD:
Contact Your Representatives Today

Congress is currently considering many issues that affect the lives of seniors and their service providers. We need your help to make sure Congress hears how their actions impact you. Please take a moment to contact your representatives and make your voice heard.

LEARN MORE + TAKE ACTION

— ATTENTION MEDICAID PROVIDERS —
5-Star Quality Rating System: Updated Tools & Reports

Community-Specific 5-Star Analysis Reports Available Upon Request

To request your community’s most recent 5-Star Analysis Reports email Gwyn Earl & view the 2016 5-star analysis presentation.

Not yet using LeadingAge Quality Metrics?
Click here to learn more & get on board with interactive data tools to assist you analyze how your organization measures up to peers and how you can work to demonstrate value & improve your organization's performance.

— RECENTLY PUBLISHED —
Communications & Resources

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Around the Association

What's Happening in Your Community?

Tell us what's going on in your community! From an event spotlight to a board appointment, share the triumphs of your organization with your fellow LeadingAge Tennessee members! Contact Gwyn for consideration of a newsletter article.

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Group Purchasing Spotlight

Take
Advantage of
Savings on
GP PRO

Check out this informational brochure for more details!

Value First - no cost to enroll!
Contact Gwyn Earl today to find out how your community can access cost savings!

  

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  Aging Services News

News from LeadingAge

Recent News Clips

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  Event & Education Calendar

Aug 6-8, 2018
SAVE THE DATE
Annual Meeting & Vendor Showcase| Franklin, TN

CONVENIENT, SELF-PACED WORKFORCE TRAINING
Managing the Millennial Mindset

REGISTER TODAY (use code LATNID)

Are you shocked by how today’s new hires think, dress, talk and behave at work? Are you frustrated that your younger workforce doesn’t work the same way as your seasoned staff?

Crescendo Strategies’ video-based online course, “Managing the Millennial Mindset,” showcases first-hand stories about the real generational issues on the T.A.B.L.E. (differing opinions about technology, authority, balance, loyalty, and entitlement). No PowerPoint slides with recorded video. This course is NOT a live or recorded webinar, and it is NOT intended for group viewing. It was designed for individual managers to complete at their own pace. Ready to preview the course now? Click here, then select the arrow on the video preview image.

Complete this course at your own pace by watching 15 short videos that share the backstory of why Millennials work differently than previous generations, and provide strategies for bridging today’s widening generational gaps.

Managers will learn critical insights about leading today’s diverse workforce that will help reduce unnecessary employee turnover costing your organization precious time and money. View the informational flyer.

Additional Educational Opportunities

2017 Employee Benefits Compliance Monthly Webinar Series (3rd Thursdays)
Marsh & McLennan Agency | learn more + register

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Career Center

LeadingAge Tennessee members receive a 25% discount
when posting a job with discount code LATN25
The discount code must be applied prior to completing the posting

Job Postings

Let the LeadingAge Tennessee Career Center help you make your next employment connection! Members who post jobs on the Career Center will automatically receive postings of the position in the Intouch Newsletter.

Click here for all current postings in Tennessee

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