Disability Impact of Proposed Calculation of the U.S. Poverty Definition

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submitting comments to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on calculation of the U.S. poverty measure. The June 21 CCD letter is here: PDF.  

Complex Rehabilitation Technology as a Medicare Benefit

AAHD has joined the ITEM (Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid) Coalition promoting complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) as a separate Medicare benefit and improving access to such Medicare benefits. Three June 21 ITEM letters (two to the House and one to the Senate) are here: PDF.

Health Quality – Reauthorization of the National Quality Forum (NQF)

AAHD has joined over 140 national organizations supporting HR 3031, NQF reauthorization legislation. The June 20 Friends of NQF letter is here: PDF.

Week of June 25, 2019

Including People with Disabilities in the MAPP (Mobilizing Through Planning and Partnership) Program June 11 NACCHO and NCHPAD webinar slides Learn more here. 15 States Selected for ACL Advancing Person-Centered Practices & Systems Technical Assistance June 17 ACL funded, ACL & National Center for Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems announcements Learn more here. Community-Based Organizations […]

Medicare Non-Invasive Ventilators

AAHD has joined the Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition submitting comments to CMS on Medicare competitive bidding for non-invasive ventilators. The June 19 ITEM letter is here: PDF.

Behavioral Health Parity in Health Insurance – Legislation Would Increase Implementation Transparency (3)

AAHD has joined the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) endorsement of legislation to increase implementation transparency in behavioral health parity. This is the third MHLG letter, the others previously posted.  Available here is the June 18th MHLG letter to the House Bipartisan Addiction Task Force.

Defining “Value” in Health Care – Disability Community Comments

AAHD has joined the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) commenting to and on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) value framework. The June 10 letter is here: PDF.

Week of June 18, 2019

City Health Dashboards: Empowering Cities To Create Thriving Communities June 5 RWJ Foundation City Health Dashboard project webinar slides Learn more here. Consumer Voices in Healthcare Innovation – An Evaluation June 12 Community Catalyst announced project evaluation Learn more here. Holding the Course: Stabilizing Business Operations on Home and Community Based Services – Register for […]

Senators Introduce Legislation To Update Public Health Data Infrastructure

Available here are a one page summary, legislative text, and a public health coalition statement on Senate legislation to update PH data infrastructure.

Administration for Community Living – Proposed Reorganization and Disability Organizations Concerns  (2)

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is expressing concern to ACL about the proposed reorganization of ACL. In May, we posted background information on the proposal.  The June 7 CCD letter is here: PDF.