Public Policy Center

Mental Health and Addiction Insurance “Parity” Expansion to Medicare and Medicaid

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have joined the Kennedy Forum led, Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) letter to Senators Bennet (CO) and Wyden (OR) endorsing the Better Mental Health Care for Americans legislation to expand the MHPAEA insurance parity requirements to Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D medications, and Medicaid. The May 23 MHLG letter is […]

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Power Wheel-Chairs Seat Elevation Systems – Medicare Will Now Pay

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation are members of the ITEM (Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid) Coalition. Available here are the May 16 ITEM Coalition press release on the CMS announced decision memo, available here: PDF. NCA – Seat Elevation Systems as an Accessory to Power Wheelchairs (Group 3) (CAG-00461N) – Decision Memo ( […]

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CMS Leadership Meeting with Disability Community

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation participated with four other national disability organizations in a May 8 by-invitation meeting with CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure and 14 CMS leadership members. Available here is the AAHD-Lakeshore pre-meeting submitted outline focused on non-traditional, community-based workers with a lived experience framework; and, program: PDF. […]

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