Policy Updates

Legislation Enhancing Access to Medicare Medications (HR 3)

Available here is the September 24 Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Health co-chairs letter on HR 3 (access to Medicare medications). AAHD is a CCD Health Task Force member.

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Medicare Payment for Durable Medical Equipment

AAHD has joined the Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition commenting to CMS on proposed rules governing payment of Medicare durable medical equipment. The September 27 letter is here: PDF.

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Tracking Social Determinants Impact on Health Outcomes (S. 1323)

AAHD has joined the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) endorsing the UNDERSTAND Act (S. 1323), legislation to track social determinants impact health outcomes. The September 23 MHLG letter is here: PDF.

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Medicare and ACA Marketplace Enrollment Consistency and Coordination

AAHD has joined an aging and disability coalition, led by the Medicare Rights Center, requesting CMS to continue enrollment coordination procedures between Medicare and the Affordable care Act Marketplace. The September 20 letter, same approach as last year, is here: PDF.

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Medicaid – Assuring Access To Services Rule

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submitting comments to CMS on proposed rules regulating access to Medicaid services. The September 13 CCD letter is here: PDF.

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Supporting Legislation To Improve the Quality of Health for Moms and Babies (S. 1960 and HR 1551)

AAHD has joined 40 national organizations, led by the March of Dimes, endorsing the Quality of Care for Moms and Babies Act (S. 1960 and HR 1551). The September 10 letters of endorsement are here: S. 1960 and HR 1551.  

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Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage (2)

AAHD has joined 370 organizations supporting legislation (HR 3107) to limit the use of prior authorization in Medicare Advantage programs. The Sept 9 letter is here: PDF.  

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Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage

The Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation steering committee has endorsed legislation (HR 3107) to limit the use of prior authorization in Medicare Advantage programs. AAHD is a CPR member. The Sept 6 letter is here: PDF.  

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Rehabilitation Community on Home Health Payment Innovations

The Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation steering committee has endorsed HR 2573 and S 433, legislation to innovate home health payments. AAHD is a member of the CPR. The Sept 9 CPR letter is here: PDF.

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CMS Proposed Home Health Regulations

AAHD has joined the Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) commenting to/on CMS proposed home health rules. The September 9 CPR letter is here: PDF.  

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