Week of January 31, 2023

Health System Access Challenges of People with Disabilities – Increased During COVID-19 Pandemic January 26 Disability and Health Journal shared article Learn more here. Challenges for States Administering Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) and Access Barriers for Beneficiaries January 26 MACPAC (Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission) presentation Learn more here. Strengthening Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services […]

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Week of January 24, 2023

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid Residing in Rural Areas: Advancing Access and Health Equity January 18 Health Management Associates announced toolkit and Feb 2 webinar Learn more here. Personal Care Assistance in Rural America January 13 Applied Self Direction shared Univ of San Franciso-Univ MT December 14 report Learn more here. The Interagency […]

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Week of January 17, 2023

Excess Deaths of Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) Recipients During COVID-19 January 11 Brandeis CLPC shared article in Health Affairs Learn more here. Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in Medicaid Managed Care January 4 CMS announced “in lieu of services and supports” Medicaid managed care flexibilities Learn more here. CMS Waivers Addressing Health-Related Social Needs December 19 […]

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Week of January 10, 2023

Improving the Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities December 20 Bipartisan Policy Center webinar and report Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS): Supporting People with ID/DD Transition to the Community January 5 Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) resource article Learn more here. Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid with ID/DD: Improving Care […]

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Week of December 13, 2022

Leveraging Multi-Payer Partnerships with Community Care Hubs December 6 Partnership To Align Social Care webinar slides Learn more here. 42 State and Local Public Health Agencies Improving Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Responses December 7 NACCHO shared, CDC NCCDPHP sponsored, ASTHO-NACCHO administered 42 “further faster” programs Learn more here. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH): Examining […]

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Week of November 15, 2022

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Delivery of Personal Assistance Services for Persons with Disabilities November 9 NIDILRR NARIC Research in Focus article Learn more here. People with Long COVID Face Barriers To Government Disability Benefits November 9 Kaiser Health News article Learn more here. No Wrong Door – Fundamentals and Engagement with Community Organizations […]

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Week of November 8, 2022

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Payment Policy and Challenges of Medicare and Medicaid Integration October 20 Health Affairs policy brief Learn more here. Medicaid Money Follows the Person: Program Permanency November 2 Justice in Aging fact sheet Learn more here. Community Care Hubs: Making Alignment Between Health and Social Care Services October 27 […]

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Week of November 1, 2022

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Designing a Strategy – Guide for States October 24 Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy webinar and guide Learn more here. Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Expanding States’ Medicaid Capacity To Meet the Needs of Medicare Beneficiaries October 6 Center for Health Care Strategies Health Affairs […]

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Week of October 25, 2022

These Doctors Admit They Don’t Want Patients with Disabilities October 19 New York Times column by Dr. Lisa Iezzoni Learn more here. Cross-Sector Data Sharing To Address Health-Related Social Needs October 14 Aligning for Health shared CMS Accountable Health Communities Lessons Learned Learn more here. Developing a Medicaid Payment and Spending Strategy To Advance Health […]

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