• Tell us what you think of MACRA and QPP!

    We will be holding a workshop at #AGS17 in conjunction with CMS on the Medicare Access And Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP). In advance of the meeting, we'd like to assess what you know about these programs and what you think of them. Please answer this brief survey and let us know what you think.

    If you haven't registered yet for #AGS17, register today!

  • AGS Statement on Discrimination

    Dear AGS Members:
    On behalf of the AGS leadership, I wanted to let you know that we will be releasing the statement below today. We are proud of the diversity of our members and of the work that you do in serving older people around the world. The AGS believes in a future when every older adult will receive high-quality, person-centered care. That future—like our specialty and our Society—is boundless, borderless, and built to embrace us all as we age.

    Kind regards,
    Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, AGSF
    AGS President

    Nancy Lundebjerg, MPA
    AGS Chief Executive Officer

  • Join Us for the Health in Aging Policy Fellows Program Webinar

    The AGS is hosting a webinar highlighting the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program. The webinar will serve as an informational session to learn more about the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, its mission, and the opportunities it offers to actively shape health policies at the national, state, and local level that will benefit older adults. You will be able to hear first-hand from the leadership of the program as well as current and former fellows about this unique opportunity.The Fellowship is open to professionals in all disciplines and at all career stages. The 1-hour webinar will take place on Friday, February 3rd at 12:00 pm (noon) eastern time.

  • Three New Webinar Recordings

    AGS just published three new webinars on GeriatricsCareOnline. Coding Changes for 2017: Focus on New Codes for Geriatrics offers important updates regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s Physician Fee Schedule rule for 2017, including several significant coding and payment changes of importance to geriatrics healthcare professionals. How to Navigate MACRA for Geriatrics Health Professionals provides participants with expertise and guidance around how to navigate the Quality Payment Program authorized under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and how to successfully participate in the first year of the program. Meanwhile, Older Adult Driving Safety: Assessment and Counseling is a webinar based on the Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers (created as part of a cooperative agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)). It walks participants through case examples of the screening, evaluation, and intervention strategies for assessing and counseling older adult drivers. Each webinar also allows participants to earn 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit.