Policy Updates

We earlier twice posted advocate organizational statements on CMS RFI on home and community based services. Available here are statements by 2 organizations of state administrators: NAMD & NASUAD – Medicaid and Aging & Disability – and 2 additional advocates – Justice in Aging & AARP.

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https://www.aahd.us/2017/01/14384/

Disability Community Opposition to ACA Repeal through Budget Resolution

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) opposing repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the January 9 CCD letter to the Senate and Jan 12 CCD letter to the Senate are here: Also available here is a new National Health Law Program (NHeLP) fact sheet on 10 Ways the ACA assists older […]

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CMS Guidance on Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

Available here is the January 13 CMS policy guidance.

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ACA Repeal – Implications for Medicare Potential and Actual Recipients

AAHD has joined with other aging and disability advocates, led by the Medicare Rights Center, reminding Congress of the importance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The January 13 letter is here: PDF.

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CMS RFI on Home and Community-Based Services (2)

We previously (Jan 12) posted the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) comments on CMS HCBS RFI. Available here are the comments of the 15 national organizations HCBS Advocacy Coalition, Community Catalyst, and National Council on Aging.

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Maintaining the Prevention and Public Health Fund

AAHD has joined 333 organizations, led by the Trust for America’s Health, requesting Congress to maintain the PPHF. The January 9 letter is here: PDF.

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CMS RFI on Home and Community-Based Services

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) has submitted comments in response to CMS’s request for information on HCBS. AAHD is an active CCD LTSS member. The January 9 comments are here: PDF.

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Preserving Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services and Supports in Congressional Health Reform

AAHD has joined the Mental Health Liaison Group in sharing the January 3 letter to Congress, here: PDF.

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Preserving Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services and Supports in Congressional Health Reform

AAHD has joined the Mental Health Liaison Group in sharing the January 3 letter to Congress, here: PDF.

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Infrastructure and Health Emergency Needs in Flint, Michigan (2)

On February 23, we posted AAHD joining a children’s coalition supporting emergency relief for the Flint, Michigan water crisis. AAHD has joined the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) in supporting emergency relief. Our sister organization, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, wrote CMS expressing observations on a Medicaid waiver request to assist Flint.  Available […]

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