Policy Updates

CMS and HHS “Patients Over Paperwork” Initiative

AAHD has joined the Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation responding to the CMS-HHS request for information to reduce regulatory barriers in the context of “putting patients over paperwork” initiative. The August 12 CPR letter is here: PDF.

Read More »»

Affordable Care Act – Preventing Discrimination in Health Insurance Coverage (2)

AAHD has joined the Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation expressing concern to/on HHS regulations on discrimination prevention under the Affordable Care Act. These comments focus on accessibility and persons with disabilities; available here: PDF.

Read More »»

Affordable Care Act – Preventing Discrimination in Health Insurance Coverage

AAHD has joined the I Am Essential Coalition expressing concern to/on HHS regulations on discrimination prevention under the Affordable Care Act. These comments focus on medications availability and coverage for persons with serious and chronic health conditions; available here: PDF.

Read More »»

CMS Proposes Revised Nursing Home Regulations Reducing Resident Rights

Available here are National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care (NCVQLTC)-Justice in Aging-Center for Medicare Advocacy August 8 Power Point Slides and the NCVQLTC side-by-side comparison of existing nursing home rules with new proposed rules.

Read More »»

Recognizing and Strengthening the Americans with Disabilities Act

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) writing all members of the U.S. Congress on the ADA anniversary. The July 25 CCD letter is here: PDF.

Read More »»

Protecting Medicare Part D Medication Benefits

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx) coalition requesting the Senate Committee on Finance to protect Medicaid Part D medication benefits. The July 25 letter is here: PDF.

Read More »»

CMS Medicaid Core Quality Measures: LTSS and HCBS

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have submitted comments to CMS & Mathematica on a draft report for public comment on Medicaid core quality measures. Our focus are long term services and supports and home and community-based services. The July 16 AAHD-Lakeshore letter and July 8 draft CMS-Mathematica report are here: PDF.

Read More »»

Increasing the Role of Self-Advocates in the U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

AAHD has joined a coalition requesting that the pending House Autism CARES legislation be amended to enhance the role of self-advocates. The July 10 letter is here: PDF.

Read More »»

Medicare Beneficiary Eligibility Notification (HR 2477)

AAHD has joined a Medicare Rights Center led coalition endorsement of strengthened Medicare Beneficiary Eligibility and Notification (BENES; HR 2477). The June 29 letter is here: PDF.

Read More »»

Establishing a Solid CDC Data Infrastructure

AAHD has joined a coalition of 90 public health organizations asking the Senate Appropriations leaders to match House enacted appropriations to establish a solid CDC data infrastructure. The June 27 letter is here: PDF.

Read More »»