Policy Updates

Annual Funding of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

AAHD has joined the CDC Coalition requesting the U.S. Senate to match House passed appropriations for CDC. The June 21 letter is here: PDF.

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Disability Impact of Proposed Calculation of the U.S. Poverty Definition

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submitting comments to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on calculation of the U.S. poverty measure. The June 21 CCD letter is here: PDF.  

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Complex Rehabilitation Technology as a Medicare Benefit

AAHD has joined the ITEM (Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid) Coalition promoting complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) as a separate Medicare benefit and improving access to such Medicare benefits. Three June 21 ITEM letters (two to the House and one to the Senate) are here: PDF.

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Health Quality – Reauthorization of the National Quality Forum (NQF)

AAHD has joined over 140 national organizations supporting HR 3031, NQF reauthorization legislation. The June 20 Friends of NQF letter is here: PDF.

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Medicare Non-Invasive Ventilators

AAHD has joined the Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition submitting comments to CMS on Medicare competitive bidding for non-invasive ventilators. The June 19 ITEM letter is here: PDF.

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Behavioral Health Parity in Health Insurance – Legislation Would Increase Implementation Transparency (3)

AAHD has joined the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) endorsement of legislation to increase implementation transparency in behavioral health parity. This is the third MHLG letter, the others previously posted.  Available here is the June 18th MHLG letter to the House Bipartisan Addiction Task Force.

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Defining “Value” in Health Care – Disability Community Comments

AAHD has joined the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) commenting to and on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) value framework. The June 10 letter is here: PDF.

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Senators Introduce Legislation To Update Public Health Data Infrastructure

Available here are a one page summary, legislative text, and a public health coalition statement on Senate legislation to update PH data infrastructure.

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Administration for Community Living – Proposed Reorganization and Disability Organizations Concerns  (2)

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is expressing concern to ACL about the proposed reorganization of ACL. In May, we posted background information on the proposal.  The June 7 CCD letter is here: PDF.

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Access to Prescription Medications – Disability Community Principles

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) in stating principles for access to prescription medications in health reform. The June 10 statement is here: PDF.

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