Public Policy Center

Patient-Reported Outcome Performance Measures (PRO-PMs) – Disability Comments to NQF

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have endorsed Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) comments submitted to the National Quality Forum (NQF) on their draft PRO-PMs report for public comment. We also encouraged NQF to more effectively utilize their previous reports on person-centeredness and home-and-community-based services (HCBS). Deadline for submission to NQF is June 21. Available […]

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Advocating Behavioral Health Workers Set-Aside in the COVID-19 American Rescue Plan Act Public Health Workforce Funding

Nineteen (19) members of the U.S. House have written HHS advocating that there be a behavioral health worker set-aside in the American Rescue Plan Act public health workforce funding. Several BH national organizations have advocated this. Public Health association response is not known by AAHD. The May 21 19 House members letter is here: PDF. […]

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Week of May 25, 2021

Medicaid LTSS: Building Capacity in the Direct Service Workforce April 28 CMS webinar slides made available by the Lewin Group on May 18 Learn more here. Enforceable Accessible Medical Equipment Standards: A Necessary Means To Address the Health Care Needs of People with Mobility Disabilities May 20 National Council on Disability briefing and report Learn […]

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Medicare Advantage Plans – Streamline and Standardize “Prior Authorization” (HR 3173)

AAHD has joined the Regulatory Relief Coalition supporting legislation (HR 3173) (Improving Seniors Timely Access To Care Act). The legislation would require MA plans to implement a more timely and transparent “prior authorization” process. Available here is the coalition’s press release, an outline summary of the legislation, and the list of organizational supporters. […]

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