Medicaid Buy-in for Persons with Disabilities (Eliminate Age Limit) (HR 5429 and S. 3010)

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Long-Term Services and Supports, endorsing legislation (HR 5429 and S. 3010) removing the current age limit (currently age 64) for persons with disabilities who wish to buy into Medicaid. The January 17 CCD letters to the House and Senate are here: House; […]

Medicaid Funding of Direct Support Professionals During Hospitalization (S. 3220) (2)

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Long-Term Services and Supports, endorsing legislation (S 3220) that would allow persons served under Section 1915 © Medicaid waivers to continue to receive support from direct support professionals when/while hospitalized.  We previously posted the CCD support of the House legislation (HR 5443). […]

CMS Announces Medicaid Block Grant Demonstrations (4)

Available here is the January 30 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) preliminary analysis of the CMS Medicaid block grant proposals: PDF.

Week of February 4, 2020

CMS Announces Medicaid Block Grant Demonstrations January 30 CMS letter to state Medicaid directors announcing block grant and per-capita cap demonstrations Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services Settings Rule: Potential Outcomes and Measurements January 28 HCBS Advocacy Coalition & Brandeis Univ CLPC white paper Learn more here. The Importance of Integrated Care Models That Address […]

CMS Announces Medicaid Block Grant Demonstrations (3)

AAHD Opposes CMS’s Medicaid Block Grant Proposal (January 30, 2020) AAHD has significant concerns about the Medicaid block grant proposal announced by CMS today and what it would mean for people with disabilities. Block grants may seem like they will provide greater flexibility to states, but in the end if the goal is to save […]

CMS Announces Medicaid Block Grant Demonstrations (2)

Available here is the January 30 announced Community Catalyst communications toolkit opposing Medicaid block grant proposals: PDF.  

CMS Announces Medicaid Block Grant Demonstrations

Available here is the January 30 CMS letter to state Medicaid directors announcing block grant and per-capita cap demonstrations: PDF.  

NIMH National Advisory Council – More Time for Public Comments

AAHD has joined No Health Without Mental Health in requesting that the National Institute for Mental Health allocate more public comment time for its national advisory council meetings. The January 29 NMHM letter is here: PDF.  

Promoting Greater Transparency (Particularly in Cost-Sharing) in Health Plan Coverage Policies

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Task Forces on Health and Rights, supporting CMS proposals to make health plan coverage policies more publicly transparent. The January 29 CCD letter is here: PDF.  

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) – 2020 Disability Community Proposals

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on LTSS finalized 2020 policy proposals are available here: PDF.   AAHD is a LTSS task force member and was engaged in the development of the proposals.