Disability & Public Health News

Week of January 15, 2013

NIH Study – High Rates of Emergency Department Use by Persons with Disabilities The December 26 journal Health Services Research includes a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study. Learn more here. Estimating Disability Prevalence In Adults – Using Body Mass Index January 10 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Chronic Disease Release. Learn more […]

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Week of December 18

Medicaid Eligibility for Persons with Disabilities: New Kaiser Commission Report on Impact of ACA The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured issued in December a new report on the Accountable Care Act (ACA) impact on Medicaid eligibility for persons with disabilities. Learn more now. Kaiser Commission New Report in ACA Impact on Medicaid Eligibility […]

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Week of December 11

Personal Care Services Under Medicaid – Inspector General’s Report November HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report, Personal Care Services – Trends, Vulnerabilities, and Recommendations for Improvement. Learn more now. CMS Bulletin on Medicaid Coverage and Service Design for Persons with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders December 3 CMS (Centers for Medicare and […]

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Week of December 4

Americans Depend on a Strong CDC A November 27 statement in Politico by 6 former directors of CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Learn more now. Maine-Nebraska-Texas-Washington State-Wisconsin: State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Case Studies On November 30, ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) released 5 state HIE case studies. […]

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Week of November 27

HHS Issues Affordable Care Act (ACA) “Essential Health Benefits” Proposed Rules Announced November 20 and published in the Federal Register November 26, with a December 26 deadline for public comments. See the regulations here. CMS Issues Guidance on “Essential Health Benefits” and Medicaid Available here is the November 20 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) […]

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Week of November 20

December 6 – Public Health Institute Webinar on Workplace Wellness Register here. December 5 – Academy Health – Disability Research Group – Webinar on Linked Medicare and Medicaid Data Bases Register here. January 22 – Deadline for Submission of NIDRR – National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research – Field Initiated Grants See November 5 […]

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Week of November 13

SAMHSA Disaster Distress 1-800-985-5990 SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has issued the 1-800 #. Learn more now. CDC on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Assistance for Persons with Disabilities – Sandy and Athena Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resources are here. HHS Aid In Response to Sandy November 8 Department of […]

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Week of November 6

Washington State – CMS Managed FFS Agreement for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid See Washington State-CMS memorandum of understanding here. DC-Maryland-Virginia Money Follows the Person Experience See October 23 Washington Post article here. Maryland – Use of CDC Community Transformation Grant See Trust for America’s Health resource here. North Adams, Massachusetts-US Department of […]

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Week of October 30

Massachusetts – Realizing the Promise of Integrating Services for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid An October 22 Health Affairs blog written by the Commonwealth Care Alliance; see here. Medicare Will Cover “Maintaining” Therapy As Well as “Improving” Therapy On October 26, the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) shared a federal district court […]

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Week of October 23

AHRQ – Quality Improvement Measures for Persons with Disabilities October 15 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report is here. AHRQ Shares Article– Child Health Insurance Quality Measures-Too Stringent? October 19 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shared JABFM article on the status of quality measures under CHIPRA (Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization […]

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