Policy Updates

Promoting Integration of General Health Care and Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment (S. 1850)

AAHD has joined the Partnership To Amend 42 CFR part 2, supporting legislation (S. 1850) by West Virginia Senators Capito and Manchin. The October 16 Partnership letter is here: PDF.  

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“Bundled Payments” Under Medicare

AAHD supports the potential of bundled Medicare payments to providers, but supports only after there are performance and quality measures in place to document and affirm appropriate patient care. AAHD belongs to the Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) and Consumer-Purchaser Alliance (C-P Alliance). AAHD also works with the Partnership To Improve Patient Care (PIPC). The […]

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Medicare Part D Medication – Open Enrollment Guide

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx) in issuing a Medicare Part D open enrollment guide; available here: PDF.

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Administration Ending ACA Low Income Insurance Subsidies

Available here are the White House statement and the National Health Council (NHC) initial reaction to the termination of ACA insurance subsidies for low income persons. AAHD is a NHC member.          

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Pediatric Alternative Payment Concepts

A coalition led by the National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health including AAHD has resubmitted to a new CMS team on October 11, an April 7 letter to CMS. The April 7 letter was previously posted on the AAHD public policy updates website on April 18 and is available here: PDF.  

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Action Alert on House Legislation To Create ADA Barriers (HR 620)

We previously posted the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) letter of opposition and NDRN comparison of 3 House proposals to create barriers in the implementation of the ADA. Available here is the October 4 DREDF action alert.

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Senate Committee Consideration of ACA Marketplace Stabilization – Mental Health Liaison Group

AAHD has joined the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) offering ideas to the Senate committee considering Affordable Care Act market stabilization. The October 4 letter is here: PDF.

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House of Representatives Proposals To Restrict Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Available here is a comparison, prepared by the National Disability Rights Network and shared by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, of three legislative proposals being moved for action by committees of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Senate Committee Consideration of ACA Marketplace Stabilization – 481 MH & SUD Organizations

AAHD has joined 481 organizations concerned with mental illness and substance use disorder in offering ideas to the Senate committee considering Affordable Care Act market stabilization. The October 3 letter is here: SenateHELP-ACAMarketplaceStabilization-481MHSUDorgs.

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Medicare Part D Medication Co-Pays & Low Income Persons

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx) Coalition asking Congress to “not” increase Medicare Part D co-payments for low income individuals. The Sept 29 letter is here:  PDF.

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