Resources and Grants
This section highlights funding opportunities and informational resources for all types of HCBS members.
There are now 17 states participating in the Balanced Incentive Payment Program (BIPP), according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The deadline for states to apply for BIPP is August 2014.
We all have a lot riding on the personal and home care assistants who keep our home and community-based services (HCBS) programs running. Robyn Stone finds it inconceivable that we’ve invested so few dollars in training and supporting them. She suggests 5 steps LeadingAge members can take to change that.
CAST Supporter Intel-GE Care Innovations has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its cloud-based remote care management solution. Connect Remote Care Management (RCM) is a web-based platform that brings health care into the home while engaging family members in the care process.
The Beverly Foundation and the University of Massachusetts Boston initiated a new Senior Transportation Options Certificate Program. Organizing and managing transportation services that meet the needs of senior passengers is a major challenge for communities across America.
Applications are now being accepted for 2014 Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health
grants. Practice Change Leaders for Aging Health is a national program
to develop and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are
committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older
adults. The grant amount is $45,000 and 10 grants will be awarded.