Week of January 15, 2019

ACL Announces National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems January 7 ACL-CMS announced new center Learn more here. Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare & Medicaid: 10 Opportunities To Better Serve December 19 CMS State Medicaid Director Letter Learn more here. Medicaid – Using Data To Identify Housing Needs and Target Resources January 10 CMS […]

Medicare Part D Medications – Defending the Six Protected Classes

Available here are three resources from the Partnership for Part D Access on the current practice and Administration proposed rule changes to the six medication classes currently protected under Medicare Part D: PDF 1;  PDF 2;  PDF 3.

Week of January 8, 2019

Medicaid LTSS & HCBS in Managed Value Based Payments – Checklist for States December 21 Center for Health Care Strategies and Mathematica announced report Learn more here. Medicaid Managed LTSS – Service Authorizations December 12 Justice in Aging & National Center on law and Elder Rights webinar recording shared Dec 21 by NASUAD Learn more […]

Medicare Part D Medications – Addressing Beneficiary Affordability and Access

MAPRx (Medicare Access for Patients Rx) (AAHD participates) issued a report on beneficiary approaches under Medicare Part D. The report is here: PDF.

First “Medicare for All” Congressional Proposal Includes a LTSS Benefit

Representatives DeLauro (D-CT) and Schakowsky (D-IL) proposed “Medicare for All” legislative proposal includes a long term services and supports benefit. The legislative summary and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) August Principles for LTSS in Health Reform, signed by AAHD, are here: legislative summary;  “Medicare for All” support letter.

December 18, 2018 – Presentation to HCM Strategists CPGI Network

What All of Us Partners Need to Know to Successfully Include People with Disabilities in Outreach Slides    

Week of December 18, 2018

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule – Innovative Reimbursement Examples Across the U.S. and Tennessee Example December 13 ACL webinar slides Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule – Promising Practices – Minnesota and Wisconsin November 29 ACL webinar slides Learn more here. FUSA Launches Center on Health Equity Action for System Transformation […]

Medicaid Money Follows the Person Program – Effort To Legislatively Reauthorize (2)

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) requesting that the Medicaid MFP program, and spousal impoverishment protections in Medicaid HCBS services,  be reauthorized. The December 12 CCD-LCAO  letter is here: PDF.

Medicaid Money Follows the Person Program – Effort To Legislatively Reauthorize

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) requesting that the Medicaid MFP program be reauthorized.  Availabel here are the December 10 CCD letter and the November 29 Jewish Federations of North America MFP webinar slides.  

Improving Maternal Health and Reducing Maternal Mortality (HR 1318)

AAHD has joined a coalition of public health advocates encouraging the House of Representatives to pass maternal health legislation. The December 10 letter is here: PDF.