Behavioral Health Coverage in Health Insurance

The national health evaluation and consulting firm, Milliman, has released a new national analysis of behavioral health coverage in health insurance.  Available here are the November 19 report, and a November 20 letter from former U.S. Representatives Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad and the CEOs of MHA & NAMI requesting renewed Congressional examination.

Week of November 19, 2019

Service Disrupted: Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Falling Short for Adults with ID/DD: 8 States – AZ, AR, IA, KS, MI, NC, TN, WI November 12 Community Catalyst report Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services: CAHPS Experience Survey – New Data Base November 14 AHRQ announced, October 2 AHRQ-CMS webinar on CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of […]

Retaining Non-Emergency Medical Transportation as a Required Medicaid Benefit (S. 2846 and HR 3935)

In response to Trump Administration proposals to make non-emergency medical transportation a state option, legislation has been introduced in both the Senate and House (S. 2846 and HR 3935) to continue NEMT as a required Medicaid benefit. AAHD has previously joined a coalition of national organizations supporting the legislation. Available here are the text of […]

Reauthorizing PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute)

AAHD has joined a large coalition of national organizations supporting the reauthorization of PCORI. Available here are the November 4 letters to the House and Senate leadership.

Week of November 12, 2019

Community Health Workers and Peer Providers: Mounting Evidence and Policy Recommendations November 7 Families USA announced report Learn more here. Direct Support Professionals – Workforce Crisis November 1 the Arc testimony at a Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Congressional briefing Learn more here. Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Direct Care Workforce June 17 CMS MMCO […]

Reauthorizing the Older Americans Act

AAHD has joined leading national aging and disability organizations advocating OAA reauthorization. Available here is the November 5 letter to Congressional leaders and an earlier October 28 letter to the House leaders.

The NIH NINDS Strategic Plan

The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) has submitted comments to/on the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) draft strategic plan. AAHD is a DRDC member. The November 1 DRDC letter is here: PDF.    

Adequately Funding the Health Resources and Services Administration (HSRA)

AAHD has joined the Friends of HRSA asking Congress to adequately fund HRSA. The November 1 letter is here: PDF.

Week of November 5, 2019

Person-Centered Planning and Practice: NQF Draft Interim Report for Public Comment November 1 ACL funded National Quality Forum draft interim report for a 30 day public comment period Learn more here. Tools To Accelerate Cross Sector Partnership Development September 19 ACL funded, n4a-ASA Aging and Disability Business Institute webinar materials Learn more here. Screening for […]

Lifespan Respite Care – Senate Reauthorizes Federal Program

AAHD has joined a coalition of national organizations supporting the Senate reauthorization of national respite programs. The October 31 letter is here: PDF.