Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #465--November 26, 2008

CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/caar.html

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NOTE!! The next CAAR report will be distributed on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008.

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I. Data:

1. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a several new MEPS data files (November 2008, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS programming statements in ASCII format).

MEPS HC-104: 2006 Medical Conditions File

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-104

MEPS HC-105: 2006 Full Year Consolidated Data File

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-105

MEPS HC-102A: 2006 Prescribed Medicines File

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-102A

MEPS HC-036: MEPS 1996-2006 Pooled Estimation Linkage File

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-036

MEPS HC-036BRR: MEPS 1996-2006 Replicates for Calculating Variances File

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-036BRR

MEPS HC-102I: Appendix to MEPS 2006 Event Files

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-102I

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II. Reports and articles:

2. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF POLICY REPORT, BRIEF:

A. "International Update, November 2008" (November 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2008-11/index.html

B. "Distributional Effects of Reducing the Cost-of-Living Adjustments," by Anya Olsen (Policy Brief No. 2008-03, November 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

HTML:
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2008-03.html

PDF:
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2008-03.pdf

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3. US CENSUS BUREAU REPORT: "The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in North Dakota: 2004," by Cynthia Taeuber and Matthew R. Graham (Local Employment Dynamics LED-OW04-ND, November 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html

Scroll to "North Dakota".

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4. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE, OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS:

A. "Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Resolution of Audit Recommendations," (A-07-07-04112, November 2008, .pdf format, 19p.).

Summary:

We found that during fiscal years 2006 and 2007, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) resolved 3,462 of the 4,650 audit recommendations that were outstanding during this period. However, CMS did not resolve 2,813 of the 3,462 recommendations within the required 6-month period. In addition, as of September 30, 2007, CMS had not resolved 1,188 audit recommendations that were past due for resolution. The dollar amounts associated with these recommendations totaled $1.165 billion. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-50 requires prompt resolution and corrective actions on audit recommendations. Resolution shall be made within a maximum of 6 months after the issuance of a final report.

As a result of CMS not resolving all audit recommendations in a timely manner, it did not have reasonable assurance that it was exercising proper stewardship over Federal dollars. However, CMS revised its audit resolution procedures during the audit period and has made progress in resolving outstanding audit recommendations in a more timely manner.

We recommended that CMS (1) resolve all audit recommendations within the required 6-month audit resolution period and (2) resolve the 1,188 outstanding audit recommendations that were past due as of September 30, 2007. CMS concurred with our recommendations.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region7/70704112.pdf

B. "Payments to Medicare Suppliers and Home Health Agencies Associated With 'Currently Not Collectible' Overpayments," (OEI-06-07-00080, November 2008, .pdf format, 17p.).

Summary:

Utilizing a small probe sample of 10 Texas suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) with total outstanding Medicare debt of $7.3 million, we found that 6 of these suppliers were associated with 15 other DMEPOS suppliers and home health agencies (HHA), which collectively received $58 million in Medicare payments during 2002-2007. The associations are of interest because Federal investigators suspect that DMEPOS suppliers with outstanding Medicare debt may inappropriately receive Medicare payment through businesses publicly fronted by associates or family members.

Most of the DMEPOS suppliers associated with the six sample suppliers had lost billing privileges by January 2005 and had collectively accumulated $6.2 million of their own 'currently not collectible' debt to Medicare; however, most associated HHAs received Medicare payments as recently as December 2007. The sample DMEPOS suppliers we reviewed were most frequently connected with their associated DMEPOS suppliers and HHAs through shared owners or managers. Finally, 11 of the 15 associated businesses' enrollment applications did not include the name of at least one individual listed as an owner or a manager in public records.

These results suggest that individuals associated with Medicare debt could inappropriately receive Medicare payments by omitting owner/manager information on their enrollment applications and working through other DMEPOS suppliers and HHAs. Moreover, these results suggest that the associations among DMEPOS suppliers and HHAs may be less frequently detected than those among DMEPOS suppliers alone. Given these associations, CMS may deem it appropriate to conduct a similar review of DMEPOS suppliers with outstanding Medicare debt to identify associations with other suppliers or HHAs receiving Medicare payment and take appropriate action if it confirms that ownership or management information was misreported on these associated businesses' enrollment applications. OIG issued this early alert memorandum without recommendations and without comment from CMS and intends to conduct follow-up work regarding these issues and vulnerabilities.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-07-00080.pdf

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5. AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY FINAL RULE ANNOUNCEMENT: "The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule to implement the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act) on November 21, 2008. The final rule will become effective on January 19, 2009." (November 2008, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/regulations/finalrule.htm

Related Press Release:

http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2008/psorulepr.htm

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6. MINISTRY OF HEALTH, LABOUR AND WELFARE [JAPAN] REPORT: "Employment Measures for Older People in Japan," (November 2008, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/policy/affairs/dl/01.pdf

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7. GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE FOR SCOTLAND REPORT: "Centenarians in Scotland, 2002 - 2007," (November 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/population/population-estimates-for-scottish-centenarians/centenarians-in-scotland/index.html

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8. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT REPORT: "Home care services, Scotland, 2008," (November 2008, .pdf format, 14p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/11/25082031/0

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9. WELSH ASSEMBLY GOVERNMENT/LLYWODRAETH CYNULLIAD CYMRU REPORT: "Care in Wales: Results from the Living in Wales Survey 2007," (November 2008, .pdf format, 8p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/health2008/hdw200811255/?lang=en

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10. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING PRESS RELEASE:

A. "Release of annual report - Operation of Aged Care Act 2007-2008," (November 25, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je225.htm

B. "Medication Management Website Set to Benefit Australians Living in Nursing Homes," (November 24, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je223.htm

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11. STATISTICS FINLAND PRESS RELEASE: "Age affects earnings the most in central government," (November 21, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/til/pra/2007/pra_2007_2008-11-21_tie_001_en.html

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12. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE REPORT: "Movement from hospital to residential aged care," by Rosemary Karmel, Jonas Lloyd, and Phil Anderson (Data linkage series no. 6, November 2008, .pdf format, 217p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10616

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13. UCLA CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH REPORT: "Trends In The Health Of Older Californians: Data from the 2001, 2003 and 2005 California Health Interview Surveys," by Steven P. Wallace, Jennifer Lee, and May Jawad Aydin (November 2008, .pdf format, 36p.).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/publication.asp?pubID=278

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14. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION REPORT, FACT SHEET:

A. "Vermont's Choices for Care Medicaid Long-Term Services Waiver: Progress and Challenges As the Program Concluded Its Third Year," by Jeffrey S. Crowley and Molly O'Malley (November 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicaid/7838.cfm

B. "Medicare at a Glance," (November 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicare/upload/1066_11.pdf

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15. AARP VARIOUS:

A. "Miracles, Divine Healings, and Angels: Beliefs Among U.S. Adults 45+," by Gretchen Anderson (November 2008, .pdf format, 47p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/family/lifestyles/miracles_08.html

B. "Retired Spouses: A National Survey of Adults 55-75," by Jean Koppen and Gretchen Anderson (November 2008, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/work/retirement/retired_spouses.html

C. "Valuing the Invaluable: The Economic Value of Family Caregiving, 2008 Update," by Ari N. Houser and Mary Jo Gibson (November 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/housing-mobility/caregiving/i13_caregiving.html

D. "Myths about the Medicaid Program and the People It Helps," (November 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 4p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/assistance/medicaid/fs146_myths.html

E. "Comparative Effectiveness: Whats at Stake for Consumers?" by Sarah Thomas (November 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/health/carequality/i17_comparative.html

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16. CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES REPORT: "Immigration and Social Security," by Paul N. Van de Water (November 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/11-20-08socsec.htm

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17. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTER REPORT: "Caregiving Training in America& Southern California," (2008, .pdf format, 78p.).

http://www.ilcusa.org/pages/publications/ageism-caregiving-sleep/caregiving-training-in-america-southern-california.php

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18. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL EDITORIAL EXTRACT: "Influenza vaccine in the over 65s," by Rachel E. Jordan and Jeremy I. Hawker (BMJ 2008;337:a2545).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/nov18_3/a2545

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19. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Long-term Outcomes and Costs of Ventricular Assist Devices Among Medicare Beneficiaries," by Adrian F. Hernandez, Alisa M. Shea, Carmelo A. Milano, Joseph G. Rogers, Bradley G. Hammill, Christopher M. O'Connor, Kevin A. Schulman, Eric D. Peterson, and Lesley H. Curtis (Vol. 300, No. 20, November 26, 2008, p. 2398-2406).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/300/20/2398

B. "Depressive Symptoms, Health Behaviors, and Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease," by Mary A. Whooley, Peter de Jonge, Eric Vittinghoff, Christian Otte, Rudolf Moos, Robert M. Carney; Sadia Ali, Sunaina Dowray, Beeya Na, Mitchell D. Feldman, Nelson B. Schiller, and Warren S. Browner (Vol. 300, No. 20, November 26, 2008, p. 2379-2388).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/300/20/2379

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20. LANCET ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Association between the SERPING1 gene and age-related macular degeneration: a two-stage case-control study," by Sarah Ennis, Catherine Jomary, Robert Mullins, Angela Cree, Xiaoli Chen, Alex MacLeod, Stephen Jones, Andrew Collins, Edwin Stone, and Andrew Lotery (Vol. 372, No. 9652, November 22, 2008, p. 1828-1834). Note: Full-text of this article is available. Free registration at the _Lancet_ is required.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(08)61348-3/abstract

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21. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACTS:

A. "Divalent metal transporter 1 (DMT1) contributes to neurodegeneration in animal models of Parkinson's disease," by Julio Salazar, Natalia Mena, Stephane Hunot, Annick Prigent, Daniel Alvarez-Fischer, Miguel Arredondo, Charles Duyckaerts, Veronique Sazdovitch, Lin Zhao, Laura M. Garrick, Marco T. Nuz, Michael D. Garrick, Rita Raisman-Vozari, and Etienne C. Hirsch (Vol. 105, No. 47, November 25, 2008, p. 18578-18583).

http://www.pnas.org/content/105/47/18578.abstract

B. "Tracking the inflammatory response in stroke in vivo by sensing the enzyme myeloperoxidase," by Michael O. Breckwoldt, John W. Chen, Lars Stangenberg, Elena Aikawa, Elisenda Rodriguez, Shumei Qiu, Michael A. Moskowitz, and Ralph Weissleder (Vol. 105, No. 47, November 25, 2008, p. 18584-18589).

http://www.pnas.org/content/105/47/18584.abstract

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22. FORBES ARTICLE: "Retirement Rescue," by Janet Novack and Ashlea Ebeling (December 8, 2008).

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2008/1208/104.html

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III. Working Papers:

23. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS: "The Elasticity of Intertemporal Substitution: New Evidence from 401(k) Participation," by Gary V. Engelhardt and Anil Kumar (WP08-12, November 2008, .pdf format, p.).

Abstract:

A key parameter in economics is the elasticity of intertemporal substitution (EIS), which measures the extent to which consumers shift total expenditures across time in response to changes in the effective rate of return. In contrast to the previous literature, which primarily has relied on Euler equation methods and generated a wide range of estimates, we show how a life-cycle-consistent econometric specification of employee 401(k) participation along with plausibly exogenous variation in rates of return due to employer matching contributions can be used to generate new estimates of the EIS. Because firms often cap the generosity of the match, employer matching generates nonlinearities in household budget sets. We draw on non-linear budget-set estimation methods rooted in the public economics literature, and using detailed administrative contribution, earnings, and pension-plan data for a sample of 401(k)-eligible households from the Health and Retirement Study, we estimate the EIS to be 0.74 in our richest specification, with a 95% confidence interval that ranges from 0.37 to 1.21.

http://dallasfed.org/research/papers/2008/wp0812.pdf

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24. URBAN INSTITUTE: "Are There Opportunities to Increase Social Security Progressivity Despite Underfunding?" by Melissa Favreault and Gordon Mermin (Discussion Paper No. 30, November 2008, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1001231

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25. MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH: "The impact of a migration-caused selection effect on regional mortality differences in Italy and Germany," by Marc Luy and Graziella Caselli (WP-2008-027, November 2008, .pdf format, 41p.). There is no abstract for this paper.

http://www.demogr.mpg.de/papers/working/wp-2008-027.pdf

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26. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]:

A. "Age-Dependent Employment Protection," by Arnaud Chon, Jean-Olivier Hairault, and Francois Langot (Discussion Paper No. 3851, November 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines the age-related design of firing taxes by extending the theory of job creation and job destruction to account for a finite working life-time. We first argue that the potential employment gains related to employment protection are high for older workers, but higher firing taxes for these workers increase job destruction rates for the younger generations. On the other hand, age-decreasing firing taxes can lead to lower job destruction rates at all ages. Furthermore, from a normative standpoint, because firings of older (younger) workers exert a negative (positive) externality on the matching process, we find that the first best age-dynamic of firing taxes and hiring subsidies is typically hump-shaped. Taking into account distortions related to unemployment benefits and bargaining power shows the robustness of this result, in contradiction with the existing policies in most OECD countries.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3851.pdf

B. "Does the Growth Process Discriminate against Older Workers?" by Francois Langot and Eva Moreno-Galbis (Discussion Paper No. 3841, November 2008, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

This paper seeks to gain insights on the relationship between growth and unemployment, when considering heterogeneous agents in terms of age. We introduce life cycle features in the endogenous job destruction framework la Mortensen and Pissarides (1998). We show that, under the assumption of homogeneous productivity among workers, firms tend to fire older workers more often than young ones, when deciding whether to update or not a technology: there is an equilibrium where the creative destruction effect dominates over the capitalization effect for old workers, whereas the capitalization effect dominates for young workers. This discrimination against older workers can be moderated when we introduce heterogeneity (in terms of productivity) among workers. We also provide empirical support for these theoretical findings using OECD panel data and numerical simulations of the model.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3841.pdf

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IV. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

27. Aging and Mental Health (Vol. 12, No. 6, 2008).

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g905800318~db=all

28. International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 20, No. 6, 2008).

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=IPG

Scroll to issue.

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29. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of Nov. 26, 2008:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ost.htm

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Nov. 26, 2008:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ad.htm

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Nov. 26, 2008:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/pd.htm

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Nov. 26, 2008:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/prc.htm

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Nov. 26, 2008:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/stc.htm

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Nov. 26, 2008:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/eye.htm

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

http://www.amedeo.com/index.htm

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V. Books:

30. SPRINGER PUBLISHING: Preventing Patient Falls by Janice Morse (Second Edition, 2008, ISBN10: 0826103895, ISBN13: 9780826103895, 192p.).

http://www.springerpub.com/prod.aspx?prod_id=03895

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VI. Funding Opportunities:

31. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: "Innovation in Molecular Imaging Probes (R01)," (PAR-09-016, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, Nov. 18, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-09-016.html

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32. NATIONAL CENTER ON SENIOR TRANSPORTATION: "University Student Scholars Program," (Deadline for applications is January 15, 2009). "The NCST is pleased to announce an opportunity for currently enrolled university students to conduct a project that relates to older adult transportation. Through this program, the National Center on Senior Transportation anticipates awarding a number of post-baccalaureate students with awards up to $3,000 per award to expand upon current transportation/mobility-related projects to benefit older adults and transportation service delivery networks. The product generated as part of this program will be used to contribute solutions to transportation challenges that older adults, their caregivers, and the communities where they reside face."

http://seniortransportation.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=NCST2_about_projects

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33. AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING: "NOMA Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging," (deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2008). "Awards will be given to organizations that have demonstrated high-quality, innovative programs that enhance the lives of a multicultural aging population. Using the framework that supports the broader vision of diversity at the American Society on Aging, the NOMA Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging seeks to identify and recognize best practices in developing and implementing programs and/or services that meet the needs of a multicultural aging population."

http://www.asaging.org/asav2/awards/description_noma.cfm?submenu1=noma

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VII. Conferences:

34. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH: "Ninth Annual Summer Institute on Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions," (July 12-24, 2009, Warrenton, Virginia). Note: The deadline for applications is December 15, 2008.

http://obssr.od.nih.gov/training_and_education/annual_Randomized_Clinical_Trials_course/RCT_info.aspx

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

35. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH HEARING PUBLICATION: "Exploring Options For Improving The Medicare Physician Payment System," a hearing held March 6, 2007 (Serial No. 110-13, .pdf and HTML format, 125p.).

PDF:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:39511.wais.pdf

HTML:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:39511.wais

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36. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS HEARING PUBLICATION: "Securing Retirement Coverage For Future Generations," a hearing held November 7, 2007 (Serial No. 110-71, .pdf and HTML format, 79p.).

HTML:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:38669.wais

PDF:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:38669.wais.pdf

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IX. Websites of Interest:

37. US CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES MEDICARE.GOV SITE UPDATES: The following websites were updated on Nov. 20, 2008:

Medicare Options Compare (November 20, 2008)

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder (November 20, 2008)

Physician and Other Healthcare Professional Directory (November 20, 2008)

Supplier Directory (November 20, 2008)

Helpful Contacts (November 20, 2008)

http://www.medicare.gov/Updates.asp

Scroll to "Search Tool."

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38. CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE STRATEGIES: "Medicaid Best Buys Webinar: Integrating Care for Dual Eligibles: Opportunities for States," (this online seminar will be held December 11, 2008, 1:30-3:00pm). Note: Registration is required.

http://www.chcs.org/info-url3966/info-url_show.htm?doc_id=730311

More about the Center:

http://www.chcs.org/info-url3959/info-url.htm

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Thanks,

Charlie

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Charlie Fiss
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Data and Information Services Center
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1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
Phone: (608) 265-9240
Fax: (608) 262-8400
Email: fiss@ssc.wisc.edu

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