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Session Description: This session will provide an overview of the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver Program and how this has afforded opportunities to develop new models of interprofessional geriatrics care for underserved Medicaid and dually eligible populations in Texas. Many other states are currently embarking on similar waiver programs or planning to develop waiver programs. Three models of interprofessional care for older adults have been developed at University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) and the JPS Health Network specifically designed to improve the care and services for older adults and decrease hospitalizations and rehospitalizations. These programs will assist with the transitions of care that older adults undergo from the community, to the hospital and to long-term care and then back to the community.
Describe the 1115 Waiver Program in Texas and its role in improving care and services to underserved older adult populations.
Describe models of interprofessional geriatrics care that can reduce hospitalizations, rehospitalizations and falls, in addition to improving quality of care for older adults.
Describe the CQI approach to implementing these program in the community setting, in the home and in long-term care.
Develop models of interprofessional care and practice in your local community based on lessons learned from the Texas 1115 Waiver Programs.
Speaker(s): Janice Knebl, DO, MBA Patricia Connally, DO Julie Idoine-Fries, MHA
Disclosure(s): Janice Knebl: Has a financial disclosure;1115 waiver program: PI