Avisery

Education and technical assistance for professionals who counsel older adults and people with disabilities on health care coverage options, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Navigating Medicare and Medicaid can be daunting for consumers AND professionals.

Avisery is here to help guide smart decision-making.

We build the capacity of professionals to knowledgeably guide the health coverage decisions of older adults and adults with disabilities, work to lower barriers to accessing health benefits, and advocate for policies that expand affordable health insurance for these populations.   

Avisery offers:  

  • Technical assistance for professionals, including expert guidance, skills for resolving coverage problems; and helpful go-to resources 

  • Trainings and webinars on Medicare and Medicaid designed for professionals with varying levels of experience

  • Educational resources such as email alerts, tip sheets, resource documents, and other materials for professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest Medicare and Medicaid policy changes as they happen

  • Opportunities to engage in advocacy efforts and discussions through our yearly Advocacy Forum and through our Avisery Blog: The Intersection

     

     

Technical Assistance

Avisery provides support and expertise to professionals who work with older adults and adults with disabilities to navigate complex client situations that present barriers to accessing health benefits.  Technical assistance requests can be emailed to avisery@ageoptions.org or by calling 708-628-3440.

 

 

Trainings and Webinars

Avisery teaches professionals who work with older adults and adults with disabilities to:  

  • Understand the differences and costs of services provided under Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans and Medicare prescription drug coverage
  • Determine eligibility for benefits under Medicare and Medicaid
  • Maximize plan benefits to meet client/member/patient needs
  • Navigate transitions in healthcare coverage as beneficiaries become eligible for Medicare and/or Medicaid
  • And more!

Avisery Trainings

Avisery Training Specialists offer virtual trainings for audiences with varying expertise. Our training calendar will be released quarterly, once per season. Our trainings include:        

  • Medicare Counselor
  • Medicaid Counselor
  • Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) and Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicaid Redeterminations
  • Medicaid Spenddown
  • Options for Duals
  • And more!

Avisery by AgeOptions has received foundation grant support to offer our trainings at a discounted rate to select nonprofit and government organizations.  Additionally, full scholarships may also be available to non-profit organizations that serve older adults and/or adults with disabilities. Organizations can request up to 3 scholarships for each 2024 Avisery training. The capacity to provide discounts or scholarships may vary. Please email avisery@ageoptions.org for more information about discounts or scholarships.

Avisery Webinars

Our webinars provide in-depth descriptions on Medicare and/or Medicaid related topics. The topics will be announced along with the webinar registration. Previous presentations have included webinars on HealthChoice Illinois, Medicare Open Enrollment Period, Medicare Policy Updates, and Medicaid Spenddown etc. These webinars will all be virtual.

Click here for access to recordings of Avisery Webinars!

 

 

Email Alerts and Educational Resources 

Scroll down for a wide variety of resources for professionals!

Avisery Email Alerts

Avisery Alerts are designed to be a valuable resource for professionals working with older adults and individuals with disabilities. Given the frequent changes in regulations and policies within this field, they serve as a quick way to stay informed about important updates relating to Medicare and Medicaid that could affect the services and support these professionals provide. The alerts cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Policy Changes: Information on federal and state policy adjustments that impact Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Program Updates: Announcements about new programs or changes to existing ones that could benefit clients.
  • Educational Opportunities: Invitations to webinars and trainings that help professionals in the field stay current with their knowledge.
  • Resource Sharing: Distribution of new tools, checklists, and guides that assist in navigating health care coverage complexities.

Click here for an archive of Avisery Alerts.

  • To be added to our email list, click “Contact Avisery” below.

Recent Avisery Alerts

5/14/2024: Invite: June 11th Webinar on PSI and Estate Recovery

5/13/2024: Extra Help Updates

5/2/2024: Correction: Avisery 4/26 Alert on Expanded Access to Mental Health Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

5/1/2024: Invite: Medicare Savings Programs Training May 31st

4/26/2024: Expanded Access to Mental Health Services

4/23/2024: The Intersection Blog- SMAC  

4/10/2024: New 2024 AABD Medicaid and MSP Income and Asset Limits

4/9/2024: Additional Updates to HBIA and HBIS Program LPR/Redeterminations

 

Educational Resources

Click here to access tip sheets, guides, and other educational resources created for professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest Medicare and Medicaid policy changes.

 

 

 


Avisery by AgeOptions

1048 Lake Street, Suite 300
Oak Park, Illinois
60301-1102

Phone

708-628-3440

Email

Avisery@ageoptions.org

Contact Avisery