Week of December 11, 2018

Health Plan Enrollees with Disability Informing Primary Care Practices & Providers About Their Quality of Care October Disability and Health Journal article; requires a fee to access complete article Learn more here. 2019 CMS Medicaid & CHIP Core Health Quality Measurement Sets November 20 CMS announcement and information bulletin Learn more here. Strengthening Health Care […]

Pandemic & All Hazards Preparedness Legislation

AAHD has joined a coalition of public health organizations supporting legislation (S. 2852 & HR 6378) strengthening public health preparedness. The December 5 letter to Congressional leaders on PAHPAI is here: PDF.

Week of December 4, 2018

The Prospect of CMS (Medicaid) Paying for Housing Attracts Attention, Advice, Questions November 24 Modern Healthcare article on HHS Secretary Speech Learn more here. Developing An Integrated Quality Management System for CBOs Serving Persons with ID/DD, Mental Illness, and Related Disabilities November 13 Council on Quality & Leadership webinar slides and materials; tutorial for community-based […]

Senator Hirono Introduces Health Equity & Accountability Act (HEAA)

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced S. 3660, HEAA. Available here are the NHeLP press release on the bill’s introduction and the May 15 HEAA coalition support letter,  including AAHD: PDF.

Legislation To Expand Medicare Payment of Wheelchairs & Othoses

The ITEM (Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid) Coalition has written letters supporting 3 legislative bills to enhance Medicare. AAHD is an ITEM Coalition member. Available here: Nov 19 letter on HR 3730, wheelchair accessories; Nov 19 letter on titanium wheelchairs; and Nov 28 on soon to be introduced legislation on properly fitting orthoses: […]

Advocates Object to Arkansas Waiver Resulting in 12,277 Losing Medicaid Eligibility

AAHD has joined over 50 organizations, organized by the Medicaid Waiver Coalition, writing HHS objecting to a waiver that has resulted in the loss of Medicaid eligibility for 12,277 persons. The Nov 21 letter is here: PDF.

Aligning Health and Substance Use Treatment Medical Records (HR 6082)

AAHD has joined 221 organizations, led by the Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2, encouraging the U.S. Senate to pass House passed legislation (HR 6082) to align HIPAA & 42 CFR requirements. The November 16 letter is here: PDF.

Week of November 20, 2018

The Health Impact of Loneliness: Emerging Evidence and Interventions October 15 National Institute of Health Care Management webinar materials Learn more here. Patient-Reported Outcomes and Patient-Centered Outcomes November 7 National Health Council webinar slides Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services – Settings Rule – Innovative Approaches and Promising Practices – KY, MI, NH November 8 […]

Opioid Legislation – Detailed Summary by NASADAD

Available here is a detailed summary of the opioid legislation by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors: PDF.

Shared Decision Making Guidance in Medicare and Medicaid

AAHD has joined a coalition led by the Alliance for Aging Research requesting CMS to collaborate and rely on work by the National Quality Forum to further shared decision making. The November 13 letter is here: PDF.