Policy Updates

ACA Benefits and Payments – Draft HHS on People with Disabilities (2)

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Task Force on Health, submitted comments to HHS on proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefit and payment parameters. AAHD is a CCD member. The Feb 19 CCD letter is here: PDF.

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ACA Benefits and Payments – Draft HHS on People with Chronic Health Conditions

AAHD has joined 87 organizations in the “I Am Essential” coalition, commenting to HHS on proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefit and payment parameters. The Feb 19 letter is here: PDF.

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Supporting Legislative Reauthorization of the Medicaid Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Program

AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the National Council for Behavioral Health, supporting the Medicaid CCBHC program. The February 5 letter is here: PDF.

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AAHD Call to Action to Promote the All of Us Research Program to People with Disabilities

AAHD is challenging the disability community to learn about the All of Us Research Program and consider participation with a Call to Action. The All of Us Research Program is seeking to improve precision medicine and the Call to Action emphasizes the fact that All of Us is encouraging groups to participate that have been […]

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Promoting Integrated General Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

The Partnership To Amend 42 CFR Part 2, which AAHD is a member, submitted comments to the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on the use of electronic medical records.  The February 8 Partnership letter  to ONC is here: PDF.

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Medicare Part D Medications – Defending the Six Protected Classes (5)

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Task Force on Health, wrote CMS opposing the Administration proposed rule changes to the six medication classes currently protected under Medicare Part D.  AAHD is a CCD, TF on Health member. The January 25  CCD letter to CMS is here: PDF.

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Medicare Part D Medications – Defending the Six Protected Classes (4)

AAHD has joined the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, partnership opposing the Administration proposed rule changes to the six medication classes currently protected under Medicare Part D. The January 25  ACS/CAN partners letter to CMS is here: PDF.

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Medicare Part D Medications – Defending the Six Protected Classes (3)

AAHD has joined the Partnership for Part D Access Coalition opposing the Administration proposed rule changes to the six medication classes currently protected under Medicare Part D. The January 25 Partnership letter to CMS is here: PDF.

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Medicare Part D Medications – Defending the Six Protected Classes (2)

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx) Coalition opposing the Administration proposed rule changes to the six medication classes currently protected under Medicare Part D. The January 25 MAPRx letter to CMS is here: PDF.

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Disability Integration Act Reintroduced

From the Arc January 22 Capitol Insider: On January 15, Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reintroduced the Disability Integration Act (H.R.555/S.117). The Disability Integration Act requires states to offer community-based options. Additionally, it requires states to address the need for affordable housing. ADAPT and other advocates held a briefing on the […]

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