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Biden Administration Recovery Legislation – Disability Community Health and LTSS/HCBS Recommendations

By AAHD / 2021-06-15
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AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Forces on Health and LTSS submitting recommendations to the Congress on recovery legislative provisions.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts – HHS OCR on Persons with Disabilities

By AAHD / 2021-06-10
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Available is the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) response to the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) on vaccination efforts and persons with disabilities.

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Therapy Reductions in Medicare Funded Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)

By AAHD / 2021-06-08
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AAHD has joined the Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) sharing field experiences that therapy in SNFs has declined and asking CMS for better collection and

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

By AAHD / 2021-06-08
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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

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Legislative Improvements to the SSI Program – Disability Community Statement to Congress

By AAHD / 2021-06-08
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AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) recommending to Congress legislative improvements to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The May 20

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Medicaid HCBS – To Congress – Include in Biden Administration Jobs-Infrastructure Proposal

By AAHD / 2021-05-27
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AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC) requesting Congress to include the Medicaid home-and-community-based services (HCBS)

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Appropriations Funding for NIDILRR, ICD, and Some CDC Programs

By AAHD / 2021-05-27
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AAHD has joined fellow Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) members requesting annual funding for NIDILRR, ICD, and some CDC programs. The May 26 letters

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Primary and Behavioral Health Care Access Act – HR 3550

By AAHD / 2021-05-27
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AAHD has joined 31 organizations endorsing Rep Lauren Underwood (IL) legislation which would require private insurance plans to cover 3 annual primary care and 3

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Creating a Federal Income Tax Credit for Caregivers (HR 3321; S. 1670)

By AAHD / 2021-05-27
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AAHD has joined a 68 organization coalition, led by AARP, endorsing legislation to establish a federal income tax credit for caregivers (HR 3321; S. 1670).

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

By AAHD / 2021-05-25
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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

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