“ACAP Medicare-Medicaid Plans and the Financial Alignment Demonstrations: Innovations and Lessons,” by Ann Mary Philip, Alexandra Kruse, and Michelle Herman Soper (June 2016, .pdf format, 39p.).
June 24, 2016
June 23, 2016
CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Brief – June 23, 2016
“High Part D Spending on Opioids and Substantial Growth in Compounded Drugs Raise Concerns,” (OEI-02-16-00290, June 2016, .pdf format, 13p.).
CAAR – United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Report – June 23, 2016
“Income Security for Older Persons in Fiji,” (June 2016, .pdf format, 30p.).
A. “Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccination and Its Associated Factors among Elderly People with Disabilities in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study,” by Yu-Chia Chang, Ho-Jui Tung, Shang-Wei Hsu, Lei-Shin Chen, Pei-Tseng Kung, Kuang-Hua Huang, Shang-Jyh Chiou, and Wen-Chen Tsai (PLoS ONE 11(6): e0158075. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158075, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).
B. “Periprosthetic Infection following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Nationwide Population-Based Nested Case-Control Study,” by Ta-Wei Tai, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Chia-Jung Ho, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, and Chyun-Yu Yang (PLoS ONE 11(6): e0158096. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158096, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).
“Employment of older workers,” by E. Ozdemir, T. Ward, M. Fuchs, S. Ilinca, O. Lelkes, R. Rodrigues, and E. Zolyomi (Research Note No. 5/2015, February 2016, .pdf format, 68p.).
“Innovate to Alleviate: Exploring How the Role of an Enhanced Care Worker Could Address Skills Shortages in the Social Care Sector,” by George Holley-Moore and Dr. Brian Beach (June 2016, .pdf format, 39p.).
June 22, 2016
CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Boards of Trustees of The Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds Report – June 22, 2016
“The 2016 Annual Report Of The Boards Of Trustees Of The Federal Hospital Insurance And Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds,” (June 2016, .pdf format, 261p.).
“Convergence in male and female life expectancy: Direction, age pattern, and causes,” by Benjamin Seligman, Gabi Greenberg, and Shripad Tuljapurkar (Vol. 34, Article 38, June 2016, .pdf format, p. 1063-1074).
“Statistical Bulletin Registered in Pension Funds 2015,” (May 2016, .pdf format, 36p.). Note: In Arabic and English. To read the summary in English, click the “EN” icon on the top of the page.
June 21, 2016
CAAR – US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security Hearing Testimony – June 21, 2016
“Small Business Retirement Pooling: Examining Open Multiple Employer Plans,” a hearing held June 21, 2016 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 31 minutes).
“Photodegradation of retinal bisretinoids in mouse models and implications for macular degeneration,” by Keiko Ueda, Jin Zhao, Hye Jin Kim, and Janet R. Sparrow (Vol. 113, No. 25, June 21, 2016, .pdf and HTML format, p. 6904–6909). Note: PNAS is providing open access to the full text of this article.
“Changes in the Chemical Barrier Composition of Tears in Alzheimer’s Disease Reveal Potential Tear Diagnostic Biomarkers,” by Gergo Kallo, Miklos Emri, Zsofia Varga, Bernadett Ujhelyi, Jozsef Tozser, Adrienne Csutak, and Eva Csosz (PLoS ONE 11(6): e0158000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158000, .pdf, XML, and HTML format, 14p.).
“Immigration: Encourage or deter?” by Dean Hochlaf and Ben Franklin (June 2016, .pdf format, 21p.).
June 20, 2016
A. “FY 2015 PBGC Projections Report,” (June 2016, .pdf format, 54p.).
B. “PBGC MPRA [Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014] Report,” (June 2016, .pdf format, 23p.).
“Medicare Advantage Hospital Networks: How Much Do They Vary?” by Gretchen Jacobson, Ariel Trilling, Tricia Neuman, Anthony Damico, and Marsha Gold (June 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 38p.).
June 17, 2016
A. “Association between Thigh Muscle Volume and Leg Muscle Power in Older Women,” by Ulrich Lindemann, Christian Mohr, Juergen Machann, Konstantinos Blatzonis, Kilian Rapp, and Clemens Becker (PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157885. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157885, .pdf, HTML, and XML format, 10p.).
B. “Structural Brain Alterations in Motor Subtypes of Parkinson’s Disease: Evidence from Probabilistic Tractography and Shape,” by Griet Vervoort, Inge Leunissen, Michael Firbank, Elke Heremans, Evelien Nackaerts, Wim Vandenberghe, and Alice Nieuwboer (PLoS ONE 11(6): e0157743. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157743, .pdf, HTML, and XML format, 17p.).
“How Spending Declines with Age, and the Implications for Workplace Pension Plans,” by Frederick Vettese (June 2016, .pdf format, 11p.).
“Report of the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” (June 2016, .pdf format, 15p.).
“The Long-Term Care Workforce Crisis: A 2016 Report,” (May 2016, .pdf format, 4p.).
June 16, 2016
“Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993–2013,” by E. Ann Carson and William J. Sabol (NCJ 248766, May 2016, .pdf, ASCII text, and zipped comma-delimited format, 37p.).
CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report- June 16, 2016
“CMS Is Taking Steps To Improve Oversight of Provider-Based Facilities, But Vulnerabilities Remain,” (OEI-04-12-00380, June 2016, .pdf format, 36p.).
CAAR – Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC’s) Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings Report – June 16, 2016
“Securing Our Financial Future: Report of the Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings,” (June 2016, .pdf format, 149p.).
“NAD+ repletion improves mitochondrial and stem cell function and enhances life span in mice,” by Hongbo Zhang, Dongryeol Ryu, Yibo Wu, Karim Gariani, Xu Wang, Peiling Luan, Davide D’Amico, Eduardo R. Ropelle, Matthias P. Lutolf, Ruedi Aebersold, Kristina Schoonjans, Keir J. Menzies, and Johan Auwerx (Vol. 352, No. 6292, June 17, 2016, p. 1436-1443).
“Pension Funds in Figures,” (June 2016, .pdf format, 4p.).
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June 14, 2016
Bifocal (Vol. 37, No. 3, April 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 92p.).
June 13, 2016
A. “Understanding the Growth in Government Contributions to New York State’s Public Pension Plans,” by Richard W. Johnson, Owen Haaga, and Benjamin G. Southgate (June 2016, .pdf format, 31p.).
B. “Can Catastrophic Insurance Improve Financing for Long-Term Services and Supports?” by Melissa M. Favreault, Howard Gleckman, and Richard W. Johnson (June 2016, .pdf format, 8p.).
June 10, 2016
“Aging in Texas: Introduction,” (June 2016, .pdf format, 11p.).
June 9, 2016
“Medicare Fee-For-Service: Opportunities Remain to Improve Appeals Process,” (GAO-16-366, May 2016, .pdf format, 88p.).
June 7, 2016
“Extensive graft-derived dopaminergic innervation is maintained 24 years after transplantation in the degenerating parkinsonian brain,” by Wen Li, Elisabet Englund, Håkan Widner, Bengt Mattsson, Danielle van Westen, Jimmy Lätt, Stig Rehncrona, Patrik Brundin, Anders Bjorklund, Olle Lindvall, and Jia-Yi Li (Vol. 113, No. 23, June 7, 2016, .pdf and HTML format, p. 6544-6549). Note: PNAS is providing open access to the full-text of this article.
“Expanding the Canada Pension Plan Will Not Help Canada’s Most Financially Vulnerable Seniors,” by Charles Lammam, Hugh MacIntyre, and Milagros Palacios (June 2016, .pdf format, 14p.).
“How States Are Working to Address The Retirement Savings Challenge: An analysis of state-sponsored initiatives to help private sector workers save,” (June 2016, .pdf format, 37p.).
June 6, 2016
“The Effect of Changes in Selected Age-specific Causes of Death on Non-Hispanic White Life Expectancy Between 2000 and 2014,” by Kenneth D. Kochanek, Elizabeth Arias, and Brigham A. Bastian (Data Brief No. 250, June 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).
CAAR – Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien D’information Sur La Sante Report – June 6, 2016
“A Snapshot of Advance Directives in Long-Term Care: How Often Is “Do Not” Done?” (June 2016, .pdf format, 14p.).
Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 16, No. 5, June 1, 2016).
June 2, 2016
CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis Periodicals – June 2, 2016
A. SSI Monthly Statistics, April 2016 (May 2016, .pdf and HTML format).
B. International Update, May 2016 (May 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).
“The State of Senior Hunger in America 2014: An Annual Report,” by James P. Ziliak and Craig Gundersen (June 2016, .pdf format, 16p.).
“Colombia: Assessment Of The Regulatory Framework Of Private Pensions,” (April 2016, .pdf format, 27p.).
“Guaranteed Returns in Retirement Savings Plans: Are They Worth the Cost?” by William G. Gale (April 2016, .pdf format, 4p.).
MRRC Newsletter (Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 2016, .pdf format, 4p.).
June 1, 2016
“Medicare: Utilization and Expenditures for Complex Wheelchair Accessories,” (GAO-16-640R, June 2016, .pdf format, 39p.).
“Discharging older patients from hospital,” (May 2016, .pdf format, 57p.).
CAAR – United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Working Paper – June 1, 2016
“Long-term Care of Older Persons in Japan,” (May 2016, .pdf format, 40p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:
May 31, 2016
“A Profile of Older Americans: 2015,” (May 2016, .pdf, HTML, and Excel format, 15p.).
“Empirical redefinition of comprehensive health and well-being in the older adults of the United States,” by Martha K. McClintock, William Dale, Edward O. Laumann, and Linda Waite (Vol. 113, No. 22, May 31, 2016, p. E3071-E3080).
“Exposure to Famine at a Young Age and Unhealthy Lifestyle Behavior Later in Life,” by Heidi P. Fransen, Petra H. M. Peeters, Joline W. J. Beulens, Jolanda M. A. Boer, G. Ardine de Wit, N. Charlotte Onland-Moret, Yvonne T. van der Schouw, H. Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Jeljer Hoekstra, Sjoerd G. Elias, and Anne M. May (PLoS ONE 11(5): e0156609. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156609, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).