Opposing New York’s Proposed Use of Quality-Adjusted-Life-Years (QALY)

AAHD has joined Cancer Care and the Partnership To Improve Patient Care (PIPC) opposing NY’s Drug Utilization Review Board proposed use of QALY. The Feb 22 letter is here: PDF.  

Adequately Funding the CDC National Center for Environmental Health

AAHD has joined a coalition asking Congress to adequately fund the CDC NCEH. The February 26 letter is here: PDF.

ACA Benefits and Payments – Draft HHS on People with Health Challenges (3)

The National Health Council submitted comments to HHS on proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefit and payment parameters. AAHD is a NHC member. The Feb 19 NHC letter is here: PDF.

ACA Benefits and Payments – Draft HHS on People with Disabilities (2)

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Task Force on Health, submitted comments to HHS on proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefit and payment parameters. AAHD is a CCD member. The Feb 19 CCD letter is here: PDF.

Week of Februrary 26, 2019

Disparities and Persons with Disabilities – Complex Interaction of Factors February 15 DREDF diagram used as a Brandeis Univ MTLSS webinar slide (shared in last week’s news) Learn more here. The Least Healthy County in Every State February 16 MSN.com shared Feb 19 by NACBHDD Learn more here. Improving Population and Clinical Health with Integrated […]

ACA Benefits and Payments – Draft HHS on People with Chronic Health Conditions

AAHD has joined 87 organizations in the “I Am Essential” coalition, commenting to HHS on proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefit and payment parameters. The Feb 19 letter is here: PDF.

Supporting Legislative Reauthorization of the Medicaid Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Program

AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the National Council for Behavioral Health, supporting the Medicaid CCBHC program. The February 5 letter is here: PDF.

Week of February 19, 2019

2018 Annual Disability Statistics Report & Compendium Released University of NH, Institute on Disability, Americans with Disabilities reports announced February 15 by NASUAD Friday Updates Learn more here. Promising Practices in Managed Long-Term Services & Supports – Network Adequacy & Accessibility February 15 Brandies University Community Living Policy Center webinar slides Learn more here. Staff […]

Week of February 12, 2019

Living with a Disability in America February 8 Commonwealth Fund announced website and video Learn more here. Achieving Person-Centered Care for People with Disabilities February 5 Community Catalyst announced video series Learn more here. Under-Represented Groups (Including Persons with Disabilities) Partner to Engage Communities in All of Us Research Program January APHA The Nation’s Health […]

AAHD Call to Action to Promote the All of Us Research Program to People with Disabilities

AAHD is challenging the disability community to learn about the All of Us Research Program and consider participation with a Call to Action. The All of Us Research Program is seeking to improve precision medicine and the Call to Action emphasizes the fact that All of Us is encouraging groups to participate that have been […]