Aging Practice Tools

Information To Help Medicare Beneficiaries with Open Enrollment

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Nov 28, 2018

The Medicare open enrollment period ends on December 7, 2018. During this period, beneficiaries can review, compare, and switch their prescription drug (Part D) and health coverage. Use this new NASW Practice Alert to help beneficiaries with whom you work understand and navigate open enrollment.

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Strengthening Communities for Elder Justice

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Oct 24, 2018

NASW is working with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) and the FrameWorks Institute on an initiative to reframe communications about elder abuse, thereby promoting effective social policy solutions that prevent and address the problem. Read this NASW member–only Practice Perspective to learn how to apply the Reframing Elder Abuse strategy in your own work and to obtain current information, tips, and resources about elder justice.

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Help Your Clients Access and Use the New Medicare Card

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Aug 17, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to protect the identity of beneficiaries. Read this Practice Alert for the latest information about the New Medicare Card initiative and to learn how you can help your clients obtain and use their cards.

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Medicaid Advocacy Tool Kit

Yael "Ellie" Silverman

Mar 27, 2018

The Medicaid program faces multiple threats in Congress and within the administration. Use this NASW tool kit to advocate for the preservation and integrity of Medicaid.

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Turn to NASW for Resources on Aging

NASW

Nov 01, 2017

This flyer, updated in October 2017, provides an overview of NASW resources related to social work in aging.

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CMS Issues New Medicare Cards to Protect the Identity of Beneficiaries

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Aug 31, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. New Medicare cards will be mailed between April 2018 and April 2019; each card will include a Medicare number unique to the beneficiary. This publication equips social workers to communicate with beneficiaries about the upcoming change.

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