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Free October 29 Webinar: Geriatric Emergency Departments: Past, Present, and Future Opportunities for Engagement

Grantmakers in Aging Webinar Series: Geriatric Emergency Departments – Past, Present, and Future Opportunities for Engagement Monday, Oct 29, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT About the Webinar: The Emergency Department (ED) is often the point of entry for older adults into the healthcare system, and plays… Read more »

Comments on the Proposed CMS Rule, Accountable Care Organizations – Pathways to Success

Read the Gary and Mary West Health Institute’s comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed rule, Accountable Care Organizations – Pathways to Success, which includes the agency’s efforts to accelerate two-sided performance-based risk models; the expansion of telehealth as an effective and enabling tool in these models; and the agency’s role in increasing beneficiary engagement in ACO selection.

Forbes/NextAve: What Older Voters Want in the Midterm Elections

Older voters could be a decisive bloc in the midterm elections, particularly since recent polls have showed registered voters 65+ leaning decisively towards Democratic congressional candidates, a sharp reversal from previous election cycles.

GIA Annual Conference: Leveraging the Power of Philanthropy to Amplify Aging Issues in an Election Year

2018 Grantmakers in Aging Conference On October 17, 2018, West Health joined The SCAN Foundation and Perry Communications Group at the 2018 Grantmakers in Aging annual conference to highlight the work of We Stand With Seniors, a nonpartisan, public awareness and education campaign to encourage California’s elected leaders and candidates for office to focus on… Read more »

Join us for Free October 22 Livestream: Medicaid Innovation and Case for Change

Hosted by Adaptation Health, the first incubator innovating Medicaid, as part of The Medicaid Health Plan of America’s 2018 Annual Conference Monday, October 22, 2018 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. ET The livestream is free on westhealth.org, but registration is required. Please sign up today and be sure to follow @WestHealth to be a part of the #MHPAGreatDebate at #MHPA18. Register… Read more »

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Local dentist wants to leave legacy of caring for seniors

Karen Becerra was working in private practice about eight years ago when she was traveling in a single-engine plane and the engine failed in the air. She was living what she thought were the last minutes of her life. When the plane was able to land safely, she knew she wanted to commit her life to a larger cause, so she began working toward using her background as a dentist to helping local seniors improve their oral health.