Week of May 7, 2019

Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation – Community Catalyst Launches Resources and Network April 18 Community Catalyst webinar slides and other resources Learn more here. Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (2) – Justice in Aging Fact Sheet May 1 Justice in Aging fact sheet Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services – CMS Settings Rule – Compliance Data April […]

Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation – Community Catalyst Launches Resources Given Threats

As CMS and some states threaten non-emergency medical transportation as a mandatory Medicaid benefit, Community Catalyst has launched a resource center and network. Available here is the CC April 18 webinar slides announcing the resource and a fact sheet on the issue.

A Consumer Advocacy Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Health

AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the National Partnership for Women and Families, in issuing a Consumer Advocacy Framework, including persons with disabilities, for addressing social determinants of health; available here: PDF.

Week of April 30, 2019

Addressing Social Factors That Affect Health: Emerging Trends and Leading-Edge Practices in Medicaid April Manatt Health-RWJ Fd funded, policy brief Learn more here. Strengthening the Capacity of Local Health and Social Services Agencies To Absorb Increased Hospital and Clinical Referrals (Increased Screening on Social Determinants) April 24 RWJ Foundation-University of Kentucky College of Public Health […]

Week of April 23, 2019

Living with a Disability: How Serious Illness Can Add to the Challenges April 18 Commonwealth Fund blog post Learn more here. Unmet Needs in Self-Directed Home-and-Community-Based Services Programs April 19 NASUAD Friday Updates sharing of a Journal of Gerontological Social Work article; article is free until June 2019. Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services: State […]

Week of April 16, 2019

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services: Waiver Waiting Lists April 4 Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief Learn more here. Self-Directed Care: A Promising Path To Enhance Recovery for People with Serious Mental Illness April 10 NIDILRR funded National Rehabilitation Information Center “Research in Focus” article Learn more here. Peer Support for People with Substance Use Disorder April 1 […]

Behavioral Health Parity in Insurance Coverage

Available here is a Legal Action Center February parity education brochure: PDF.

Rebates for Prescription Medications – Disability Organizations to HHS Comments

AAHD has joined members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Task Force on Health.  Available here are the April 8 CCD comments to HHS on pending prescription medication rebate issues: PDF.

Rebates for Prescription Medications – National Health Council to HHS Comments

AAHD is a National Health Council (NHC) member. Available here are the April 8 NHC comments to HHS on pending prescription medication rebate issues: PDF.

Adequately Funding the CDC Division on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

AAHD has joined a coalition advocating adequate funding for the CDC DNPAO. The March 20 letter is here: PDF.