Public Policy Center

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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House Passes Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Coverage (HR 3935)

The House of Representatives passed on Sept 22 HR 3935 – continuing Medicaid coverage of NEMT. The bill passed unanimously with a voice vote. Passage of HR 3935 was led by Representatives Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Tom Graves (R-GA), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Tony Cardenas (D-CA), the chair and ranking members of the Energy and Commerce Committee […]

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