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The United States’ healthcare system is a moving target topic: it’s consistently in the political crosshairs and it’s a complex landscape—hard for most everyone to grasp, including people who specialize in and work in the aging services network. But at ASA we have expert members weighing in on a regular basis about what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act, and what’s the latest when it comes to Medicare, Medicaid and those who are dually eligible for both. How are people working to fix transitions between hospital and home? How can we help elders manage their medications? Where are all the new doctors and nurses for our burgeoning aging populace going to come from? How can our country handle the expected number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? The issues of aging, and how elders will be cared for are huge, and we have a wealth of material on them—constantly updated material, as befits the fluidity of the subject


Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA.

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

Balancing the Pendulum: A Person-Centered Approach to Treating Pain

posted 07.24.2018

By Raca Banerjee

Mary is a 55-year old patient with terminal breast cancer. She suffers from severe pain and her doctor suggests that she consider using a fentanyl transdermal patch to help allevi­ate her symptoms. In response, she exclaims: “Fentanyl? The stuff that killed Prince? No thank you!”
Current Prescribing Perilous

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Legal Basics: Medicaid Appeals

Event Date: 
06.12.2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Short Description: 

Basics webinar on Medicaid Appeals.

Full Description: 

Medicaid applicants or recipients must receive written notice whenever a state Medicaid agency or managed care plan denies, reduces, terminates, suspends or limits services, and they have a right to appeal the adverse action. Legal aid advocates play a critical role helping older adults navigate the appeal process, representing clients in fair hearings, and ensuring their rights are protected.

In this this free webcast, Legal Basics: Medicaid Appeals, participants will obtain a basic understanding of the following:

  • Due process protections in Medicaid;
  • Appeals processes and types of Medicaid decisions that can be appealed; and
  • Common challenges faced in Medicaid appeals and strategies to address them.

This Legal Basics training builds on previous Medicaid webinars in the NCLER webinar series: Medicaid 101 and Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports. Participants are encouraged to review these materials prior to the Medicaid Appeals training. 

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.


  • Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging

Jennifer Goldberg, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging   

'Good Enough' Is Not: Pushing Nursing Homes Past Mediocre Care

posted 05.18.2018

By Eric Carlson

No one in their right mind would choose a new home in a mere 48 hours, based on a list of possibilities from a hospital discharge planner, and after making a few phone calls and (maybe) a couple of visits.
Yet it is common practice for many nursing home residents. Many nursing homes are “chosen” in exactly this way and, unfortunately, a future resident’s lack of control often persists throughout life in these settings.

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1 in 30 Baby Boomers has Hepatitis C

posted 05.16.2018

By Andrew Reynolds

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

Blancato Testifies on Capitol Hill on Behalf of Elder Justice Funding

posted 04.26.2018

ASA Immediate Past Chair Bob Blancato testified before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee today in Washington, D.C. on FY19 funding for elder justice programs. The transcript from his testimony is below, and you can also watch the hearing in the video below. Bob's testimony begins approximately 18 minutes into the video.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

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