Policy Updates

Sale of Health Insurance Across State Lines – Disability Coalition Comments to CMS, Continued

In response to a CMS request for information, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Task Force on Health  submitted comments of the sale of health insurance across state lines. AAHD is a CCD member. The May 6 CCD  letter  here: PDF.

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Sale of Health Insurance Across State Lines – 2 Disability Coalitions Comment to CMS

In response to a CMS request for information, AAHD has joined two coalitions – Habilitation Benefits Coalition and Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation – sharing comments of the sale of health insurance across state lines: HAB letter and CPR letter.

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Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation – Community Catalyst Launches Resources Given Threats

As CMS and some states threaten non-emergency medical transportation as a mandatory Medicaid benefit, Community Catalyst has launched a resource center and network. Available here is the CC April 18 webinar slides announcing the resource and a fact sheet on the issue.

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A Consumer Advocacy Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Health

AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the National Partnership for Women and Families, in issuing a Consumer Advocacy Framework, including persons with disabilities, for addressing social determinants of health; available here: PDF.

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Behavioral Health Parity in Insurance Coverage

Available here is a Legal Action Center February parity education brochure: PDF.

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Rebates for Prescription Medications – Disability Organizations to HHS Comments

AAHD has joined members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Task Force on Health.  Available here are the April 8 CCD comments to HHS on pending prescription medication rebate issues: PDF.

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Rebates for Prescription Medications – National Health Council to HHS Comments

AAHD is a National Health Council (NHC) member. Available here are the April 8 NHC comments to HHS on pending prescription medication rebate issues: PDF.

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Adequately Funding the CDC Division on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

AAHD has joined a coalition advocating adequate funding for the CDC DNPAO. The March 20 letter is here: PDF.

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Medicaid Nursing Homes – Reimbursement Rates, Accountability, Quality

5 national advocacy associations issued an April 5 joint statement on Medicaid nursing home reimbursement, accountability, and quality dynamics. The April 5 statement is here: PDF.

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Legislation Would Integrate Substance Use Disorder and Physical Health Medical Records

AAHD has joined the Partnership To Amend 42 CFR, Part 2, supporting amendments to HIPAA to promote integrated, whole person health. The April 3 Partnership press release is here: PDF.

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