Public Policy Center

Persons with Disabilities and Mental Illness – and COVID-19 – and Medicaid Congregate Living Facilities

Senate Committee on HELP minority leader Senator Murray and Senators Hassan and Warren have written CMS requesting that COVID-19 data be collected and reported for persons with disabilities and mental illness residing in Medicaid congregate living facilities. Available her are the October 14 letter to CMS and Senators’ press release. […]

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Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) Ready for Senate Introduction

Senator Mazie Hirono (HI) and 8 Senate colleagues have issued a press release stating their efforts at Senate introduction of HEAA. AAHD is a supporter of the HEAA legislation. The official introduction is complicated by the COVID-19 impact on official convening. Senator Hirono’s press release and the list of the 200 + organizational endorsers are […]

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Medicare Physician and Professional Fee Schedule – Disability Interests and Concerns (Part 2)

AAHD has joined the Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) commenting to CMS on proposed Medicare physician and professional fees. The CPR letter supports the expansion of Telehealth, creation of a Medicare fee for evaluation and management, expresses concern for the potential reduction in specialty services for persons with disabilities, and opposes limits placed on “maintenance […]

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Medicare Physician and Professional Fee Schedule – Disability Interests and Concerns

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Health commenting to CMS on proposed Medicare physician and professional fees. The CCD letter supports the expansion of Telehealth, creation of a Medicare fee for evaluation and management, and expresses concern for the potential reduction in specialty services for persons with disabilities. […]

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Senators Introduce Public Health Infrastructure Saves Lives Act

AAHD has joined over 50 national organizations endorsing Senate legislation that would dedicate $4.5 billion funding for a public health infrastructure program. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Murray (WA) and 18 of her Senate colleagues. Available here are the Senator’s press release and legislative summary, which lists the endorsing organizations. […]

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