Medicare Basics: Commonly Used Acronyms
A list of Medicare-related acronyms you may encounter in Medicare and Medicare Learning Network (MLN) products.
Medicare Enrollment Information
Information on how and when to sign up for Medicare coverage and some of the benefits of buying a Medicare Advantage plan.
Guidance from Consumer Reports on choosing the best Medigap plan.
Senior Dental and Vision Insurance
Information on purchasing dental and vision plans for seniors, both stand-alone and those included in a Medicare Advantage plan.
National Council for Aging Care
Information for older persons and their families, including publications on health topics and links to state and local agencies on aging.
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
Information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.
Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Plan
EPIC is a NYS sponsored prescription plan for seniors who need help paying for their prescriptions. Almost 100,000 seniors already belong and are saving over half the cost of their medicines.
A government website that provides links to numerous health related resources on the Internet.
Health Insurance Information, Counseling, & Assistance
A State Office for the Aging program of free health insurance information, counseling and assistance on Medicare, managed care, Medigap insurance, and long term care insurance.
Information on Medicaid coverage and benefits.
This site, the official U.S. government website for Medicare information, contains a variety of pamphlets and other publications.
National Family Caregivers Association
Information and education; support and validation; public awareness and advocacy for America's family caregivers.
New England Journal of Medicine
This site contains research and commentary about medical issues frequently pertaining to seniors.
New York State Partnership for LTC
A unique and innovative state-sponsored program that combines private long-term care insurance and Medicaid to help New Yorkers prepare for the possibility of needing nursing home or home care.
New York Connects
Information and assistance on available long term services and support options to the older population, individuals of all ages with disabilities, and caregivers.
Senior Citizen's Resource Guide
A State Office for the Aging guide to the extensive range of New York State programs and services available to help older New Yorkers remain healthy and active in their communities.
New York State Government:
Department of Health
The NYS Department of Health ensures that high quality appropriate health services are available to all NYS residents at a reasonable cost. This website includes information for consumers, doctors, researchers, and health care providers.
New York State Department of Health Immunization Program
This site provides information on adult and childhood immunization requirements.
Nursing Home Administrator Licensure Information
This site contains the New York State nursing home administrator licensure qualifications, application, and continuing education requirements.
Office for Aging
This web site includes information on several programs and services administered through the Office for the Aging, including funding for social model adult day care services.
National Council for Aging Care
Part of the Department of Health and Human Services that supports a nationwide aging network consisting of "meals on wheels," transportation, at-home services, and other services.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
A Department of Health and Human Services agency that supports cross-cutting research on health care systems, health care quality and cost issues, and effectiveness of medical treatments.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
A branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. It also provides information for health professionals, regional governments, and consumers.
OSHA'S Nursing Home Requirements
This site offers an electronic Compliance Assistance Tool(eCAT) which provides information for developing comprehensive safety and health programs in nursing homes.
An organization for people age 50 and older providing information and education, advocacy, community services, and special products.
LeadingAge represents not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing high-quality health care, housing and services to the nation's elderly. Its membership consists of over 5,000 not-for-profit nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, senior housing facilities, assisted living and community services. LeadingAge New York is LeadingAge's state affiliate in New York.
State affiliate for LeadingAge. LeadingAge NY's more than 600 members employ 150,000 professionals serving more than 500,000 New Yorkers annually.
American Medical Association
The AMA site provides information on the medical field, including abstracts from the Journal of the American Medical Association, American Medical News and the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Other LTC-Related Sites:
American Geriatrics Society
The AGS, with an active membership of over 6,000 health care professionals, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of
JCAHO is the nation's oldest and largest standard-setting and health care accrediting body.
Modern Healthcare Magazine
This website provides access to current and past issues of Modern Healthcare magazine.
The National Council on the Aging
NCOA is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. The site contains public policy information and alerts.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care.
The Urban Institute
This organization engages and publishes public policy research on national health issues.