CMS Medicaid Core Quality Measures: LTSS and HCBS

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have submitted comments to CMS & Mathematica on a draft report for public comment on Medicaid core quality measures. Our focus are long term services and supports and home and community-based services. The July 16 AAHD-Lakeshore letter and July 8 draft CMS-Mathematica report are here: PDF.

Week of July 16, 2019

Medicaid Money Follows the Person Program: Impact Evidence July University of CA at San Francisco Community Living Policy Center paper Learn more here. Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services – National Quality Forum HCBS Quality Domains – Consumer Focus Groups Responses ACL and NIDILRR funded University of MN Center for Excellence in Disabilities web postings Learn […]

Increasing the Role of Self-Advocates in the U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

AAHD has joined a coalition requesting that the pending House Autism CARES legislation be amended to enhance the role of self-advocates. The July 10 letter is here: PDF.

Week of July 9, 2019

Infrastructure for Cross Sector Collaboration at Health Departments July 3 ASTHO announced Journal of Public Health Management and Practice article Learn more here. Coordinating Community Planning for Transportation and Health July 1 CDC shared JAMA article Learn more here. Health Center Performance Management – Incorporating Health Stakeholder Feedback July 2 HRSA announced May 16 HRSA […]

Week of July 2, 2019

Reaching People with Disabilities Through Healthy Communities June 28 CDC NCBDDD Disability and Health Branch newsletter feature Learn more here. Comparing Persons with Disabilities’ Insider Experience About Participation in Institutional and Community Living: Satisfaction, Safety, and Supports June 23 available Disability and Health Journal article; there is a fee for the entire article Learn more […]

Medicare Beneficiary Eligibility Notification (HR 2477)

AAHD has joined a Medicare Rights Center led coalition endorsement of strengthened Medicare Beneficiary Eligibility and Notification (BENES; HR 2477). The June 29 letter is here: PDF.

Establishing a Solid CDC Data Infrastructure

AAHD has joined a coalition of 90 public health organizations asking the Senate Appropriations leaders to match House enacted appropriations to establish a solid CDC data infrastructure. The June 27 letter is here: PDF.

Newborn Screening Health Reauthorization Programs

AAHD has joined a March of Dimes led coalition supporting legislation to reauthorize newborn screening programs. The June 24 letter to House leaders is here: PDF.

Medicare Prescription Medication Reforms (5)

The National Health Council (NHC), an organization that AAHD belongs to, submitted comments to the House of Representatives on Medicare Part D prescription medication issues. We previously posted 2 statements on June 11 and 2 statements on April 9. The June 6 NHC statement is here: PDF.

Annual Funding of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

AAHD has joined the CDC Coalition requesting the U.S. Senate to match House passed appropriations for CDC. The June 21 letter is here: PDF.