Social Security Proposed “Continuing Disability Reviews” – Disability Community Concerns (2)

Available here are the January 26 AAHD and Lakeshore Foundation comments to/on Social Security Administration (SSA) proposed “Continuing Disability Reviews.”

Medicaid Funding of Direct Support Professionals During Hospitalization (HR 5443)

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Long-Term Services and Supports, endorsing legislation (HR 5443) that would allow persons served under Section 1915 © Medicaid waivers to continue to receive support from direct support professionals when/while hospitalized. The January 10 CCD letter is here: PDF.

Social Security Proposed “Continuing Disability Reviews” – Disability Community Concerns

Available here are the comments of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Social Security co-chairs to/on Social Security Administration (SSA) proposed “Continuing Disability Reviews.” AAHD is a member of the CCD Social Security task force.

Week of January 28, 2020

Leading Health Indicators, 2030 January 22 National Academy of Medicine recommendations to HHS (as requested by HHS) Learn more here. Incorporating Community Voices To Improve Complex Care January 21 Center for Health Care Strategies and Camden Coalition Better Care Playbook webinar resources Learn more here. Shaping Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services To Fit the Individual Priorities of […]

Medicare Prescription Medications Relief Legislation (S. 2911) – Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx) Coalition supporting S. 2911. The January 13 letter to US Senators is here: PDF.

Week of January 21, 2020

Community Participation Can Boost Self-Determination for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness January 15 ACL NIDILRR NARIC “Research Focus” article Learn more here. There’s No Place Like Home: A National Study of Disability Housing January 15 the Arc announced study Learn more here. Coming Home and Staying There: Improving Care Transitions for Persons Dually Eligible for […]

Week of January 14, 2020

Urban & Rural Residents with Disabilities May Need Different Supports To Stay Connected To Their Communities January 8 ACL-NIDILRR NARIC “Research in Focus” article Learn more here. Friends: Connecting People with Disabilities and Community Members: A Manual for Families January 2 ARCH Respite Network announced Univ of Minnesota manual Learn more here. Older Rural Residents: […]

Block Granting Medicaid – Concerns with Tennessee Waiver Proposal (3)

Available here is the December 27 Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Health co-chairs letter to HHS objecting to the proposed TN plan to block grant Medicaid: PDF.

Block Granting Medicaid – Concerns with Tennessee Waiver Proposal (2)

AAHD has joined 34 national organizational members of the Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) expressing concern about TN’s plans to block grant Medicaid. The December 27 letter to TN and CMS is here: PDF.

Block Granting Medicaid – Concerns with Tennessee Waiver Proposal

AAHD has joined the Partnership To Improve Patient Care (PIPC) expressing concerns about TN’s plans to block grant Medicaid. The December 24 letter to TN and CMS is here: PDF.