Supporting Older Adults With Substance Use Disorders
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Pacific)
HOST: Resources for Integrated Care
FEE: None | REGISTER
Substance use disorders (SUD) are a significant public health concern for the growing population of older adults. By 2020, the number of older adults with SUD in the United States is expected to rise from 2.8 million in 2002-2006 to 5.7 million. Further, beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid experience co-occurring SUD and chronic pain at rates nearly twice as high as beneficiaries with Medicare only, putting dually eligible beneficiaries at increased risk.
In order to empower providers and health plans to better care for older adults with SUD, this webinar will describe SUD screening tools, how to effectively diagnose SUD, and available treatment resources. Speakers will also discuss the need for care coordination for older adults affected by SUD.
By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Define the types of SUD common in older adults.
- Recognize the epidemiology and magnitude of SUD among older adults.
- Identify the potential benefits and risks of substance use, and how it may lead to SUD.
- Define the association between SUD and co-morbid mental health problems.
- Recognize the various treatment options and overall need for care coordination.
 Wu, L. T., & Blazer, D. G. (2011). Illicit and nonmedical drug use among older adults: A review. Journal of Aging and Health, 23(3), 481–504. doi:10.1177/0898264310386224.
 Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office. (2016). [Memo] Opportunities for MMPs, PACE organizations, and D-SNPs to Prevent, Identify, and Treat Opioid Addiction or Misuse among Medicare Medicaid Dually Eligible Beneficiaries. Retrieved from http://www.integratedcareresourcecenter.net/pdfs/HPMS_MMP-opioid_overutilization_10_3_16%20508%20clear.pdf.
- David Oslin, MD, Chief of Behavioral Health, Philadelphia VAMC, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
- Jessica Gregg, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University
- Ann Giazzoni, LCSW, Case Management Supervisor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan
- Consumer recovering from a substance use disorder
This webinar is intended for a wide range of stakeholders – providers and health care professionals (such as physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, certified prevention specialists, addiction counselors), and front-line staff at social service agencies, MMPs, D-SNPs, managed long-term services and supports programs, and consumer organizations.
CME/CE CREDIT INFORMATION
- The American Geriatrics Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
- Continuing Medical Education – The American Geriatrics Society designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Credit
- National Association of Social Workers – This program is pending approval by the National Association of Social Workers for 1 continuing education contact hour.
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – CMS is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs. CEUs will be awarded to participants who meet all criteria for successful completion of this educational activity.
The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs for Social Work: New York, Michigan, and West Virginia.
The following states currently do not recognize NASW National Approval: New Jersey, Idaho, and Oregon.
- Webinar participants seeking CME/CE credit should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- A score of at least 80% on the post-test must be achieved in order to obtain CEs via the NASW or CMS credit options. A score of at least 70% must be achieved in order to obtain CME credits via the AGS credit option.
- Estimated time to participate in the webinar: 1.5 hours including introductory information and interactive Q&A.
- Participants will be led through the following requirements after signing into and participating in the webinar:
- Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
- Complete the pre-test
- Participate in the webinar
- Complete the post-test and program evaluation form
After clicking the registration link hosted on https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com/ and completing the registration form, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org containing event log-on information. The email also contains an attachment that, when opened, will save the event log-on information to an Outlook calendar.
On the day of the live event, please use the web link to join the webinar. You can access the platform using a computer, smart phone, or tablet. The audio portion of the presentation will automatically stream through your computer/device speakers. Please make sure that the volume on your speakers is turned up. Phone dial-in information will also be available during the live event if you are unable to listen to the audio through the computer/device speakers.
For individuals that will be away from a computer, smart phone, or tablet on the day of the live webinar event, please email us at RIC@lewin.com to request dial-in information.
The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is dedicated to helping beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have access to seamless, high-quality, and cost-effective health care that includes the full range of covered services in both programs. To support providers in delivering more integrated, coordinated care to Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries, MMCO contracted with The Lewin Group to develop and disseminate technical assistance and actionable tools based on successful innovations and care models. Recordings of the webinar will be available for online streaming or download at https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com. The Resources for Integrated Care website also features additional resources and tools for providers and health plans.
Please contact RIC@lewin.com with any questions.
Understanding Durable Medical Equipment
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
HOST: National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)
FEE: None | REGISTER
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) describes the equipment and supports an individual needs to help with health issues. Unfortunately, people commonly face complications in accessing DME, especially if they are dual eligible individuals. Participants in this free webcast, Understanding Durable Medical Equipment, will learn about:
- DME coverage through Medicare and Medicaid
- The coordination between the two programs
- Practice tips and solutions to help clients who are denied access to DME services
This webcast is part of NCLER’s Advanced Legal Training series. For the Legal Basics of Medicare and Medicaid, please visit the NCLER webpage to access previous training materials.
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.
- Georgia Burke, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
- Denny Chan, Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
NOTE: This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.