Medicaid FMAP – Senate Bill S. 4108 and Disability Community Support for Increases During COVID-19

A number of Senate Democrats, led by Senator Casey (PA), have introduced legislation (S. 4108) to increase the Medicaid FMAP (Federal Medical Assistance Percentage) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) task forces on LTSS & Health co-chairs have endorsed the legislation. AAHD is an active member of both CCD task […]

Medicaid HCBS Funding – Disability Community Providers Senate COVID-19 Request

A collaborative of disability community providers has asked the Senate to increase Medicaid home-and-community-based services (HCBS) funding during the COVID-19 crisis. The July 9 letter is here: PDF.

Medicaid FMAP – Governors – Big 7 County & City Associations Push Senate for Increase During COVID-19

The National Governors Association, associations of counties and cities, and leading health organizations have asked the Senate to increase Medicaid FMAP (Federal Medical Assistance Percentage) rate during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The July 10 letter is here: PDF.  

Extending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Set To Expire July 25)

AAHD has joined a health and public health network, led by the American Society for Microbiology, asking that the current national COVID-19 public health emergency be extended from the current expiration of July 25 for an additional 90 days. The July 10 letter is here: PDF.

Week of July 14, 2020

Independent Living – Persons with Disabilities – COVID-19 Experiences July 8 AAHD Discuss shared Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) survey report Learn more here. COVID-19 Impact on Behavioral Health Crisis Providers July 9 NASMHPD announced TBD Solutions survey report Learn more here. Ongoing Staff Development in Disability Services (Including DSPs) July 1 […]

Senate COVID-19 Legislative Package – Disability Community Recommendations

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Health, including AAHD, has recommended policies to be included in the next Senate COVID-19 legislative package. The July 6 CCD letter is here: PDF.

Disability Status Data Collection on CMS Nursing Home and Congregate Facilities COVID-19 Reporting (2)

The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Task Force on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS)  submission to CMS on the need for more complete regulation of COVID-19 in nursing homes and congregate care facilities endorsed previously submitted comments by AAHD, the Lakeshore Foundation, and the National Consumer Voice for Quality LTC. The […]

Supporting the Expertise and Role of CDC and Public Health Agencies

AAHD has joined a coalition of 350 organizations, led by TFAH and the leading public health agencies, reinforcing the expertise and role of CDC and PH agencies. The July 1 statement is here: PDF.  For the the July 7 TFAH press release, click here.

COVID-19 and Preparing for the Next Pandemic

The National Health Council (NHC) has submitted a statement to and in response to the Senate Committee on HELP white paper on preparing for the next pandemic. AAHD is a NHC member. The NHC June 26 statement is here: PDF.

Disability Status Data Collection on CMS Nursing Home and Congregate Facilities COVID-19 Reporting

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have submitted comments to CMS on disability status data collection in Medicaid and Medicare COVID-19 reporting in Nursing Homes and other Congregate Facilities. The July 5 letter is here: PDF.