Disability & Public Health News

Welcome to AAHD’s weekly electronic update, “Disability and Public Health News.” Each Tuesday, AAHD will provide an overview of the prior week’s media coverage on topics related to disability and public health. Our goal is to keep our colleagues and friends informed of disability and public health topics in the media at the local, state and national level. It is our intent that this weekly information will support you in your work. Please send us your comments to contact@aahd.us and feel free to share the weekly updates with your colleagues.

Week of May 26, 2020

Ensuring Continuity of Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) During the COVID-19 Pandemic May 18 ACL & CMS shared April 23 promising practices webinar materials Learn more here. CMS: COVID-19 Emergency Medicaid Waivers Must Comply with Olmstead (ADA) Obligations May 21 CMS announced document Learn more here. Standardizing Quality Measures for Complex Care May 21 National Center for […]

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Week of May 19, 2020

COVID-19 and Disability Survey Summary Report The American Association on Health & Disability is pleased to release the COVID-19 & Disability Survey Summary Report. The purpose of the survey was to conduct a rapid, real-time online assessment of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on access to healthcare on adults with a range of disabilities & was […]

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Week of May 12, 2020

Medicaid: Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS)/Money Follows the Person/Core Quality Measures/Managed Care Plans Quality Reporting May 5 CMS announced Medicaid and CHIP Additional FAQs Learn more here. Recognition of Family Caregivers in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Plan Programs April 24 ADvancing States announced AARP report Learn more here. Supporting Family Caregivers of Older Adults Through […]

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Week of May 5, 2020

Collecting Disability Data and COVID-19 April 27 Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Rights co-chairs letter to HHS-CDC-CMS Learn more here. Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Integration of Care Updates and Policy Options April 15 Bipartisan Policy Center two white papers Learn more here. Roadmap To Recovery: A Public Health […]

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Week of April 28, 2020

AAHD Conducting COVID-19 & Disability Survey Confidential, real-time online assessment of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on healthcare and healthcare access among persons with a range of disabilities. The survey will be open from April 17 through May 1. Please use this link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID-19-Disability) in your list serves, newsletters, social media platforms, and other print […]

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Week of April 21, 2020

NQF Person-Centered Planning and Practice Final Draft Report – Public Comment Through May 15 April 10 ACL funded, National Quality Forum announced final draft report for public comment. Learn more here. Empowering Adults Through Supported Decision-Making in Home-and-Community-Based Services March 19 ACL-CMS webinar slides Learn more here. Patient and Family Centered Quality Measurement Development April […]

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Week of April 7, 2020

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services: Emerging Practices Using Section 1915 © Appendix K Waivers April 1 Health Management Associates review Learn more here. States Modify Medicaid-Home-and-Community-Based Services Waivers To Respond To COVID-19 March 31 National Academy for State Health Policy blog Learn more here. Serving Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Alignment of Medicaid Managed Care […]

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Week of March 31, 2020

Multiplicity of Conditions and the Cumulative Effects for People with Disabilities March 20 Disability and Health Journal April article; there is a fee for the complete article Learn more here. Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: COVID-19 Impacts and Responses March 18 SAMHSA funded, NCBH Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions webinar materials Learn […]

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Week of March 24, 2020

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: CMS Annual Report to Congress March 16 CMS MMCO announced repor Learn more here. State Readiness To Report Mandatory Medicaid and CHIP Core Quality Measures March 13 MACPAC (Medicaid & CHIP Payment and Access Commission) annual report to Congress, chapter 2 Learn more here. Medicare and Medicaid Flexibilities […]

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Week of March 17, 2020

Using Law and Policy To Promote Health for People with Disabilities in the U.S. March 13 HHS Healthy People report Learn more here. Health Care and Social Services Integration: ACL Summit March 11 ACL March 4 summit summaries Learn more here. Social Determinants of Health: Introducing a Coordinated Curriculum of Community Interventions March 11 HRSA […]

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