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Disability in two health care systems: Access, quality, satisfaction, and physician contacts among working-age Canadians and Americans with disabilities

Stephen P. Gulley, Ph.D., M.S.W., Barbara M. Altman, Ph.D. †Financial disclosure: Funds for these analyses were generously provided by contract with the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCHS/CDC). The findings and conclusions in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the […]

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Cost disparities in lung cancer treatment by disability status, sex, and race

Thomas N. Chirikos, Ph.D.∗, Richard G. Roetzheim, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ellen P. McCarthy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc. ∗Currently, Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. Disability and Health Journal, April 2008 Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 108–115 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.01.004   Abstract Background The recent literature contains numerous reports of disparities in the […]

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21st Century Cures – Importance of Medicare Prescription Medication Benefit

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patients RX (MAPRX) in encouraging the importance of Medicare Part D in the House Energy and Commerce Committee “21st Century Cures” initiative. The December 15 letter is here: PDF.

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Speech Generating Device Payment Under Medicare (Part 2)

AAHD has also joined the Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition in writing CMS. The letter is here: PDF.

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Speech Generating Device Payment Under Medicare

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), writing to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) requesting flexible and adequate Medicare payment for speech generating devices. The CCD letter is here: PDF.

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Medicare Payment of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

AAHD has joined the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation in submitting a statement to MedPAC (Medicare Payment Advisory Committee) and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on proposals to alter current payment of Medicare inpatient rehab services. The statements are here: PDF.

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Fill Public Mental Health Systems Services Gaps – Role of Medicaid

AAHD and 3 other national organizations have joined the effort led by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, writing MACPAC (Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission) requesting that service gaps in the public mental health system be addressed through Medicaid. The November 21 letter is here: PDF.

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Calling on the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee to Investigate Part D Medication Plan Appeals

AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the Medicare Rights Center, asking MedPAC to study appeals processes used by Part D medication health plans. The October 10 letter is here: PDF.

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Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans Serving Low Income Persons

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a paper on Part D plans approaches and experiences serving low income persons. The October 8 CBO report is here: PDF.

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Medicare Part D Prescription Medication Enrollment Ideas

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patient Rx (MAPRx) in preparing an 11 page brochure suggesting ideas when considering Medicare Part D plan enrollment. The brochure is here: PDF.

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