Week of September 26, 2023

Inclusion of People with Disabilities Across Federal Disability and Rehabilitation Research

August 22 Interagency Committee on Disability Research shared June 28 meeting materials and report.

Assessing Outcomes Relevant for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Among Adults Ages 18-64 with Disabilities and Federal Data Infrastructure Opportunities

August HHS ASPE and NORC at University of Chicago report.

“At-Risk Beneficiary” in the Medicare Program

July 13, page 737, from the CMS proposed Physician Fee Schedule rules repeats the November 2011 definition of a Medicare “at-risk” beneficiary.

The Search for Good Data To Support Health Equity in Public Health

September 6 ASTHO blog

Toward a 21st Century National Data Infrastructure: Enhancing Survey Programs By Using Multiple Data Sources

August 25 National Academies Sciences, Engineering, Medicine free book for download.

Access and Equity in Medicaid – Robust Primary Care

August 24 Primary Care Collaborative webinar releasing their report

Hospitals Collect and Receive Social Needs Data, But Usage Varies

August 22 ACL funded ADBI shared July 31 Health IT Buzz blog

Social Determinants of Health – CMS on Using ICD-10-CM Z Codes

September 15 Aligning for Health shared CMS SDOH infographic

What The Hospital-at-Home Movement Tells Us About Innovations in Health Care

August 29 Manatt highlights

Improving Behavioral Health Care Inside Primary Care

September 7 NCQA report

Behavioral Health: Moving Access To Care and Network Adequacy Into the 21st Century

September 7 Health Management Associates webinar replay

State Principles for Financing Substance Use Treatment and Support Services

September 18 PEW Foundation funded, Center for Health Care Strategies, report

Maximizing Public Funding Streams To Expand Access To Evidence-Based Substance Use Services

September 18 PEW Foundation funded, CHCS webinar slides releasing their State Principles report (above).

Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care: SAMHSA Guide

September 12 SAMHSA announced guide

Recovery From Substance Use and Mental Health Problems Among Adults in the U.S.

September 20 SAMHSA report on data with policy recommendations.

Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs) for Low-Income Persons – Final CMS Rules

September 18 CMS final rules to assist low-income persons with Medicare premiums, administered by state Medicaid programs.

Medicare Payment – For Health-Related Social Needs; SDOH Assessments; Principal Illness Navigation; Community Health Workers; Peer Support Specialists; Caregiver Training; and Integration of BH and Primary Care

August 29 and three September 12 AAHD and Lakeshore Fd coalition submissions to CMS on proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rules; scroll down the public policy updates page to the applicable dates and headlines.

Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Process: Transparency and Multiple Beneficiaries Engagement

September 21 posted AAHD-related coalition communications with CMS

Availability of Personal Emergency Responses in Medicaid HCBS (Home-and-Community-Based Services) for People with ID/DD

September 21Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) article

Services To Address Social Isolation: Findings and Recommendations

September 22 ADvancing States shared August 22 article