The National Center for Health and the Aging (NCHATA), a project of North American Management, is supported in part by a cooperative agreement grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
The National Center for Health and the Aging provides training and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of federally-funded health centers to increase access to health care, eliminate health disparities and enhance health care delivery for the 39 million or 13 percent of Americans aged 65 years age and older.
Because of the unique needs and common barriers of social determinants of health, elderly require intense and targeted outreach and assistance to access health services. To increase the capacity and improve the performance of HRSA supported health center grantees and other safety net providers in meeting the specialized health care needs of the elderly, The National Center for Health and the Aging has developed materials for training and education; disseminated best practices; mentored new grantees.
2014 National Primary Care Symposium on Aging
“Cornerstones for Improving Senior Health Outcomes: Outreach, Enrollment and Community Partnerships”
The annual symposium provides an opportunity for health centers and senior advocates to exchange ideas and information on health topics related to improving the lives of millions of American seniors. To learn more about the aging symposium, please click here.
The annual symposium provides an opportunity for health centers and senior advocates to exchange ideas and information on health topics related to improving the lives of millions of American seniors.
To learn more or to register for the 2014 National Primary Care Symposium on Aging Symposium CLICK HERE. If you act now, you can take advantage of our $50.00 HOLIDAY REGISTRATION price through December 31, 2013!
Medicare Open Enrollment
Medicare Open Enrollment ended on December 7. If someone missed the Open Enrollment Period and is truly dissatisfied with their Medicare Advantage plan, there is a Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) that lasts from January 1 to February 14 of the following year. A person in a Medicare Advantage Plan can leave their plan, switch to Original Medicare, and join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to add drug coverage during this period. Learn more about joining a health or drug plan.
There are specific times when a person can sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) or Medicare prescription drug coverage . They can also make changes to existing coverage:
1. If they first become eligible for Medicare or turn 65 during the Initial Enrollment Period
2. During certain yearly enrollment periods
3. Under certain circumstances that qualify the person for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP)
Learn more about the Medicare C & D enrollment periods and be sure to take advantage of everything Medicare has to offer.
 Understanding Medicare Part C & D Enrollment Periods. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Oct. 2012. Web. Dec. 2013.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2013-01: Health Center Budgeting and Accounting Requirements. The PIN is available at: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/policiesregulations/policies/pin201301.html