Week of May 28, 2013

“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.
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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 Assistance Collaborative (TAC) on Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
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The Case for Medicaid Self-Direction

May report of the National Council on Disability.
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Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports – CMS Guidance

May 21 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance – one document on 10 “essential elements,” the other on use in waiver programs.
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Consumer Engagement Strategies in CMS-State Demos Serving Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

Community Catalyst May report.
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Community Health Teams Help Medicaid Programs Better Serve High-Need Persons

May 21 Commonwealth Fund report.
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Illinois-Missouri-New York-Texas-Virginia: State Success Stories in Evidence-Based Public Health Prevention

Updated Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) web-based community guide updates.
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Minnesota – Medical/Health Home Model for High-Risk Persons

May 16 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) webinar on the Bluestone program in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
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Transforming Primary Care Practice

Given the health homes/”patient-centered medical homes” developments, the May-June issue of Annals of Family Medicine is devoted to transforming primary care practice.
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Serving Persons with Serious Mental Illness – House Energy and Commerce Committee Examines the Role of SAMHSA

May 22 hearing where witnesses offered widely varied observations on the performance of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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The Campaign for Disability Employment

May 23 Department of Labor (DOL) announcement.
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Using Health IT To Deal with Health Disparities

May ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) report.
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Colorado and 16 Other States – Beacon Communities Progress

May 22 webinar and reports by ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) on how electronic health records and “meaningful use” requirements improve person-centered health services.
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California-Colorado-Connecticut-Maryland-Washington: Early Glimpses of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchange/Marketplace Choices

May 24 National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) resource.
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