Disability Competent Support for an Aging Population June 10 Community Catalyst webinar power points. Learn more here. Disability Competent Support – Self Assessment Tool June 12 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) MMCO (Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office) web posting tools. [See “downloads” near the bottom of the CMS-MMCO web page]. Learn more here. Aging and… Read More »»
AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the American Heart Association, advocating fitness in elementary and secondary education. The coalition letter is available for download: PDF.
AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics and First Focus, endorsing Senate legislation (S. 689) promoting child mental health. The letter is available for download: PDF.
AAHD is cited, as part of the Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) advocacy effort, in the May 30 issue of Nuesoft. Click here for the news article.
Medicaid Buy-In: Experiences of Persons with Disabilities – 35 of 38 States Report May 20, 2013 Mathematica Policy Research report for CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Learn more here. HUD Guidelines on Implementing Olmstead Integrated Living Goals June 5 HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) on the Olmstead Supreme Court decision. Learn… Read More »»
California – Florida – Mass – Michigan – Minn – Penn – NY – Texas: 9 Community-Based Organizations Serving Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Receive ACL Business Development Grants May 23 Administration for Community Living (ACL)-HHS- announcement. Learn more here. Schenectady County, New York – Implementing Chronic Disease Prevention for Persons with Intellectual and Other… Read More »»
In February, the National Quality Forum (NQF) submitted an interim report to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) suggesting quality measures across all HHS programs. The report, over 300 pages, is now available: PDF
On May 29, three agencies of the federal government (HHS-Labor-Treasury) issued final rules governing permissible rewards group health insurance plans may provide to promote wellness, in a non-discriminatory manner. The rules are available for download: PDF.
United Spinal Association-AAHD May 23, 2004 webinar, 2:00 pm EST: Managed Care Webinar.
“Disability and Discrimination in the Doctor’s Office” May 23 New York Times article on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in being served in many physician offices. Learn more here. National Average One-Bedroom Rent Exceeds Entire SSI Payment The 2012 bi-annual report (Priced Out) of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Technical… Read More »»