Expanding the Age of Eligibility for ABLE (S 817/HR 1874)

AAHD has signed a Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) letter to Congressional leaders supporting expanding the age eligibility for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) program. Available here are the CCD letter and a two page fact sheet on the legislation. here:

HHS Blueprint To Lower Drug Prices (2)

AAHD has joined the “I Am Essential” coalition commenting on the HHS proposed blueprint to lower medication prices. The July 16 letter is here: PDF.

HHS Blueprint To Lower Drug Prices

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patients Rx Coalition commenting on the HHS proposed blueprint to lower medication prices. The July 16 MAPRx letter is here: PDF.

Durable Medical Equipment – Medicare Proposed Fee Schedule

The steering committee of the ITEM (Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid) Coalition submitted July 9 comments to CMS on proposed Medicare DME fees; the comments are here: PDF.

Week of July 17, 2018

Home and Community-Based Services Quality and e-LTSS June 13 ACL (Administration for Community Living) webinar slides Learn more here. The Personal Outcome Measures July Disability and Health Journal article Learn more here. Health Care Access and Quality for Persons with Disabilities – Patient & Provider Recommendations July Disability and Health Journal article Learn more here.… Read More »»

Keeping Social Security Benefits Strong – Disability Movement

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) issuing a July 9 statement regarding proposals to trade off parental leave and future Social Security benefits. The CCD statement is here: PDF.

Performance Management: Measuring What Matters in Public Health June 26 NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials) webinar slides Learn more here. Considering Disability and Health: Reflections on Healthy People 2020 July Disability and Health Journal article Learn more here. Disability, Stress, and Health Disparities July Disability and Health Journal editorial Learn more… Read More »»

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Quality Measures for Medicaid Recipients with Disabilities

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have submitted comments to and on a draft National Quality Forum report on quality measures for recipients of Medicaid. Available here, are the draft NQF report and the July 5 AAHD-Lakeshore FD comments .

Refugee Separated Children with Disabilities

Available here is the July 5 Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) letter to the Administration: PDF.

Implementing the Family Caregivers Act

AAHD has joined an AARP led coalition volunteering assistance to HHS in implementing Recognize, Assist, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. The June 28 letter is here: PDF.