Medicare Prescription Medications Relief Legislation (S. 2911) – Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx) Coalition supporting S. 2911. The January 13 letter to US Senators is here: PDF.

Week of January 21, 2020

Community Participation Can Boost Self-Determination for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness January 15 ACL NIDILRR NARIC “Research Focus” article Learn more here. There’s No Place Like Home: A National Study of Disability Housing January 15 the Arc announced study Learn more here. Coming Home and Staying There: Improving Care Transitions for Persons Dually Eligible for […]

Week of January 14, 2020

Urban & Rural Residents with Disabilities May Need Different Supports To Stay Connected To Their Communities January 8 ACL-NIDILRR NARIC “Research in Focus” article Learn more here. Friends: Connecting People with Disabilities and Community Members: A Manual for Families January 2 ARCH Respite Network announced Univ of Minnesota manual Learn more here. Older Rural Residents: […]

Block Granting Medicaid – Concerns with Tennessee Waiver Proposal (3)

Available here is the December 27 Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Health co-chairs letter to HHS objecting to the proposed TN plan to block grant Medicaid: PDF.

Block Granting Medicaid – Concerns with Tennessee Waiver Proposal (2)

AAHD has joined 34 national organizational members of the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) expressing concern about TN’s plans to block grant Medicaid. The December 27 letter to TN and CMS is here: PDF.

Block Granting Medicaid – Concerns with Tennessee Waiver Proposal

AAHD has joined the Partnership To Improve Patient Care (PIPC) expressing concerns about TN’s plans to block grant Medicaid. The December 24 letter to TN and CMS is here: PDF.

Medicare Payment for Wheel Chair Power Adjusted Seats and Standing Devices

The ITEM (Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid) Coalition (AAHD is a member) has again written CMS on Medicare payment of wheel chair power devices. Available here is the ITEM December 20 communication to CMS and an ITEM Coalition developed list of studies.

PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) Reauthorized to 2029

Available here are the December 20 & 21 statements on the Congressional 10 year PCORI reauthorization: statements by PCORI and the Friends of PCORI (AAHD is a member of the Friends).

Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children

AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the March of Dimes, requesting the HHS Secretary to resume the work of the ACHDNC. The December 19 letter is here: PDF.

Week of January 7, 2020

Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care December 30 announced National Academy of Medicine book (free) Learn more here. Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care (2) December 17 National Academy of Medicine, Center for Health and Social Care Integration, webinar slides Learn more here. Advancing Integrated Care for Persons Dually […]