Medicaid Nursing Homes – Reimbursement Rates, Accountability, Quality

5 national advocacy associations issued an April 5 joint statement on Medicaid nursing home reimbursement, accountability, and quality dynamics. The April 5 statement is here: PDF.

Week of April 9, 2019

Accessibility and Accommodations for Patients with Mobility Disabilities in a Large Health Care System: How Are We Doing? March 23 posted Disability and Health Journal article; there is a fee for the complete article Learn more here. Community Health Workers – Statewide Certification April 5 ASTHO shared CDC technical resources Learn more here. Alternative Staffing […]

Legislation Would Integrate Substance Use Disorder and Physical Health Medical Records

AAHD has joined the Partnership To Amend 42 CFR, Part 2, supporting amendments to HIPAA to promote integrated, whole person health. The April 3 Partnership press release is here: PDF.

Health and Human Services Federal Spending – Adequate Budget Act Ceiling

AAHD has joined the Coalition for Health Funding and 550 organizations requesting the Congress to adequately allocate budget resources for health and human services spending under the Section 302 (b) of the Congressional Budget Act. The April 1 letter is here: PDF.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine Workforce – Adequate Funding

AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the American Collage of Preventive Medicine, requesting Congress to appropriate adequate funding for the HRSA PH & PM workforce program. The March 29 letter is here: PDF.

Week of April 2, 2019

Annual RWJ County Health Rankings, 2019 Learn more here. Measuring America’s Health March 26 U.S. News and World Report analysis shared March 29 by NACCHO Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services Settings – Heightened Scrutiny March 22 CMS State Medicaid Director Letter – posted March 26 on AAHD public policy updates webpage; also posted March […]

Congressional Health Care Reform – Disability Advocacy Principles

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) in issuing a five page statement of principles on health care reform. The March 27 statement is here: PDF.

Advocating a 10 Year CDC Data Infrastructure Investment

AAHD has joined 80 organizations advocating a 10 year data infrastructure investment at CDC. The advocacy one page description and letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are here: PDF.

Advocates Respond to CMS HCBS Settings Heightened Scrutiny Letter to States and FAQs

Available here is the March 22 HCBS Advocacy Coalition statement in response to the CMS letter to State Medicaid Directors and FAQs regarding home-and-community-based settings regulations:   The CMS materials are posted March 26 on the AAHD public policy updates web page.

CMS Issues HCBS Settings Heightened Scrutiny Letter to States and FAQs

Available here is the March 22 CMS letter to State Medicaid Directors and FAQs regarding home-and-community-based settings regulations: PDF.