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Strengthening Vaccines for Children (S. 2691)

By AAHD / 2021-09-23
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AAHD has joined the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) led endorsement of S. 2691. The September 16 letter to the U.S. Senate is here:PDF.

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Medicare Tele-Behavioral Health in Rural Areas

By AAHD / 2021-09-23
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AAHD has joined a coalition led by rural health associations commenting to CMS on Medicare physician payment schedule provisions for tele-behavioral health services in rural

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Enforcing Behavioral Health Parity in Health Insurance Coverage (2)

By AAHD / 2021-09-23
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AAHD has joined a Kennedy Forum led effort, facilitated by the Mental Health Liaison Group, thanking the House Committee on Education and Labor Committee for

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Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) – Disability Community Statement

By AAHD / 2021-09-23
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The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) has submitted a statement in response to the Congressional SDOH Caucus request for information (RFI). AAHD was actively

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Medicare Part D Medications – Unaffordable Out-of-Pocket Costs (2)

By AAHD / 2021-09-21
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AAHD has joined the Medicare Access Patients Rx (MAPRx) coalition advocating measures to reduce the Medicare Part D out-of-pocket burdens. See Sept 9 AAHD public

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Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) in the House Infrastructure/Jobs Legislation

By AAHD / 2021-09-21
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The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on LTSS have supported and reinforced the Medicaid HCBS provisions contained in the

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12 Months Continuous Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility for Children

By AAHD / 2021-09-16
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AAHD has joined 215 organizations, led by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP), asking Congress to require 12 months continuous Medicaid and CHIP eligibility

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Audio-Only Telehealth Services – Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

By AAHD / 2021-09-16
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AAHD has joined a coalition led by the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) submitting comments to CMS asking for an audio-only telehealth Medicare

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Enforcing Behavioral Health Parity in Health Insurance Coverage

By AAHD / 2021-09-14
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AAHD has joined a Kennedy Forum led request that the Senate accept a House provision strengthening the federal government enforcement of behavioral health insurance parity.

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Assisting Low-Income Medicare Recipients

By AAHD / 2021-09-14
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AAHD has joined a organizations led by the National Council on Aging, asking Congress to assist Medicare beneficiaries with medications and non-covered health benefits. The

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