Wal-Mart Sued By Disability Advocates Over Inaccessible Payment Machines
Covered July 25 by Fox News, Reuters, and San Jose Mercury and July 26 by Examiner and Huffington Post.
Learn more now.
Kansas City, Missouri-Justice Department Reach ADA Settlement
On July 25, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an agreement with Kansas City, Missouri over ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) issues. See DOJ announcement here.
Senate Committee Votes Endorsement of International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
See the USICD (United States International Council on Disability) July 26 announcement on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations action; click here.
Americans Who Have Been Diagnosed with Pre-existing Conditions – State-by-State
Families USA will be releasing during July and August state-by-state data on Americans diagnosed with pre-existing conditions. The first round of data was released on July 25.
Learn more here.
CDC’s Vision for Public Health Surveillance
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released July 27 – available here.
PCORI Seeks Comments on Methodology and Patient-Outcomes
On July 23, PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) released its draft Methodological Standards with translation guides and asked for public review and comments. The draft report is here.
Respite Care – Measurement and Data
July 2012 AARP issue brief; learn more here.
Tracking State Medicaid Changes
NASUAD (National Association of States United for Aging and Disability) has published its 3rd monthly Medicaid Tracker report; learn more here.
Health Insurance Exchanges – First Generation of State Work
July 26 Commonwealth Fund issue brief; see here.
State-by-State Impact of Sequestration on Non-Defense Spending
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chair, Senate Committee on HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) issued July 25 a report on the impact of “sequestration” on non-defense.jobs. The report is organized by major federal program and state-by-state. The report is here.
AHRQ Seeks Comments on How Health IT Improves Quality
On July 20, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) requested comments by August 20 on how health information technology improves quality. The AHRQ announcement is here.
August 2 – Use of Accessible Technology to Promote Employment
August 2 Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy webinar registration and power points are available here.