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Aging publications

 

For professionals interested in aging topics the Department of Aging offers many publications encompassing a wide variety of issues affecting older adults. 


Consumer-oriented brochures are available here
 
 
 

Abuse

Addressing Elder Sexual Abuse: Developing a Community Response

A multimedia curriculum created to promote community partnerships in combating elder sexual abuse.

Cross-Training on Domestic Violence in Later Life

Training manuals for domestic violence program advocates, adult protective services workers, aging network professionals and victim advocates on domestic violence in later life.

Elder Sexual Assault - Technical Assistance Manual for Older Adult Protective Services

A manual for aging services workers that ensures an appropriate response to an older victim of sexual abuse. 

PA Basic Protective Services Training Study Guide

This study guide provides the foundation for aging services workers to understand the protective services system in Pennsylvania .

Preparing & Prosecuting Elder Sexual Assault Cases

This booklet explores the obstacles to prosecution of elder sexual assault and offers practical solutions for professionals involved in these cases.

PEER brochure

This brochure explains what the PEER program is, how it can help you, and how you can become a volunteer

 

Annual Reports

 

Protective Services Annual Report
The Older Adult Protective Services Report provides background information and an annual update on the state of protective services in Pennsylvania. 
 
Ombudsman Program Annual Report

The Ombudsman Annual Report provides a yearly update on ombudsman services in Pennsylvania and provides a comprehensive history of the Ombudsman Program.

 

PACE/PACENET
PACE Plus and the Medicare Part D Drug Benefit

A Power Point Presentation on the benefits of PACE Plus Medicare Part D Drug Benefit 
 

 

Title 72 PS 3761
Commonwealth statute governing PACE. Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated Title 72. Taxation and Fiscal Affairs Chapter 3. State Fiscal Affairs in General State Lottery and Chapter 5.

Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Elderly Sections 3761-501 through Sections 3761-806.

 

PACE/PACENET Pharmacy Provider Bulletin Index through Current Date
2001 - Current year bulletins listed in order by date of release.

 

Other Programs (CRDP, SPBP etc) Provider Bulletin Index through Current Date
January 2009 - Current year bulletins listed in order by Program and date of release.

 

PACE/PACENET Pharmacy Provider Program Manual
This manual provides information about cardholder requirements, provider enrollment, claims processing, drug utilization, nursing home providers, remittance advice, audits and more.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Bureau of Pharmaceutical Assistance PAYER SPECIFICATION INFORMATION For NCPDP v 5.1, November 2011:

Includes PACE / PACENET, Chronic Renal Disease Program, Cystic Fibrosis Program, Spina Bifida Program, Phenylketonuria Program, Maple Syrup Urine Disease Program, Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program, Pennsylvania Patient Assistance Program, Catastrophic Loss Benefits Continuation Fund(Auto CAT Fund), and Workers’ Compensation Security Fund.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Bureau of Pharmaceutical Assistance PAYER SPECIFICATION INFORMATION for NCPDP v D.0, Testing Certification Window: November 14, 2011 - December 14, 2011: UPGRADED SPECIFICATIONS: Includes PACE/PACENET, Chronic Renal Disease Program, Cystic Fibrosis Program, Spina Bifida Program, Phenylketonuria Program, Maple Syrup Urine Disease Program, Special Phamaceutical Benefits Program, Pennsylvania Patient Assistance Program, Catastrophic Loss Benefits Continuation Fund (Auto CAT Fund), and Workers' Compensation Security Fund.

 

PACE Easy Print Guide
A Guide to using Medicare Remit Easy Print (MREP) with PACE. From the Introduction: ...The Medicare Easy Print product was chosen for use by PACE and other programs administered by the Department of Aging for its ease of use as well as familiarity to the provider community. However, since it was designed for providers submitting Medicare claims, some of the features designed for Medicare do not apply to the PACE application. Even though some minor functionality is not available, providers transitioning from a paper remittance advice to an electronic R/A will immediately notice some of the advantages of the electronic file over a paper document.

Statewide Survey of Older Pennsylvanians-2007:
A Profile of Senior's Prescription Drug Coverage (PACE) Prepared by The Center for Survey Research at the Institute of State and Regional Affairs of the Pennsylvania State University

Statewide Survey of Older Pennsylvanians-2003:
A Profile of Senior's Prescription Drug Coverage (PACE) Prepared by The Center for Survey Research at the Institute of State and Regional Affairs of the Pennsylvania State University.

Statewide Survey of Older Pennsylvanians-2001:
A Profile of Senior's General Health Insurance (PACE) Prepared by The Center for Survey Research at the Institute of State and Regional Affairs of the Pennsylvania State University.

 

Hospitalization and Mortality among PACE and PACENET January-December 1998 Prepared by The Medicine, Health and Aging Project in the Department of Biobehavioral Health of the Pennsylvania State University.

 

State Plan on Aging
2012-2016 Pennsylvania State Plan on Aging
2008-2012 Pennsylvania State Plan on Aging
2004-2008 Pennsylvania State Plan on Aging 
 

Aging Behavioral Health MOU

MOU Workbook Cover Letter

MOU Workbook