Medicaid – Assuring Access To Services Rule

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submitting comments to CMS on proposed rules regulating access to Medicaid services. The September 13 CCD letter is here: PDF.

Week of September 17, 2019

HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) 35th Annual Conference Materials August 26-29 Advancing States HCBS conference materials Learn more here. HCBS Waivers: Significant Variability in States’ Coverage of Children with Medical Complexity September 5 Lucille Packard Foundation shared Health Affairs article Learn more here. Financing Integrated Health and Social Services for Populations with Mental Illness – […]

Supporting Legislation To Improve the Quality of Health for Moms and Babies (S. 1960 and HR 1551)

AAHD has joined 40 national organizations, led by the March of Dimes, endorsing the Quality of Care for Moms and Babies Act (S. 1960 and HR 1551). The September 10 letters of endorsement are here: S. 1960 and HR 1551.  

Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage (2)

AAHD has joined 370 organizations supporting legislation (HR 3107) to limit the use of prior authorization in Medicare Advantage programs. The Sept 9 letter is here: PDF.  

Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage

The Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation steering committee has endorsed legislation (HR 3107) to limit the use of prior authorization in Medicare Advantage programs. AAHD is a CPR member. The Sept 6 letter is here: PDF.  

Rehabilitation Community on Home Health Payment Innovations

The Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation steering committee has endorsed HR 2573 and S 433, legislation to innovate home health payments. AAHD is a member of the CPR. The Sept 9 CPR letter is here: PDF.

CMS Proposed Home Health Regulations

AAHD has joined the Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) commenting to/on CMS proposed home health rules. The September 9 CPR letter is here: PDF.  

CMS Proposed Nursing Home Regulations Would Reduce Resident Rights and Welfare

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have submitted comments to CMS on proposed regulations to reduce the rights and welfare of nursing home residents. The comments reinforce the initiatives of the National Consumer Voice, Justice in Aging, and other resident and advocate organizations. The September 7 jointly submitted comments are here: PDF.

Week of September 10, 2019

The Aligning Roles of Medicaid and Public Health August 14 ASTHO podcast Learn more here. What Does It Take To Build Culture of Health Community Power August 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advances blog Learn more here. Engaging Allies in the Culture of Health Movement: Role of Anchor Institutions July 11 National Academy of Medicine […]

Week of September 3, 2019

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) System Balancing: Characteristics of 10 States with the Greatest Change August 13 CMS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program announced April IBM-Watson Health report Learn more here. Self-Direction for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid Utilizing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) August 21 CMS MMCO-Lewin Group webinar slides Learn more here. […]