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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


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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Court Orders Additional Education Regarding Jimmo "Improvement Standard" Settlement

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Mar 01, 2017

The Jimmo v. Sebelius settlement deemed inappropriate use of an “improvement standard” for Medicare coverage of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech–language pathology, and skilled nursing services. Four years after the settlement was approved, however, Medicare beneficiaries continue to face challenges in accessing these services. This publication describes recent developments in the Jimmo settlement.

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Practice Perspectives - Elder Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Aug 01, 2014

In recent years, the problems of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation have garnered increasing attention within the United States. This publication describes the nature, incidence, and risks of elder mistreatment; highlights recent federal elder justice initiatives; and provides strategies, tools, and resources to help social workers address elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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Practice Perspectives - Economic Insecurity Among Older Adults

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

May 01, 2014

As the baby boom generation moves into older adulthood and the overall U.S. population ages, discussion abounds among practitioners, policymakers, and the media regarding the economic implications of the impending “silver tsunami.” This publication highlights some of the economic challenges of aging in the U.S. and provides strategies, tools, and resources to help social workers address those challenges.

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