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6 U.S. Senators – Improving Care for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid – RFI Response

By AAHD / 2023-01-17
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AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have responded to a six U.S. Senators RFI on persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Available here are: (1)

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Integrating Behavioral Health-General Health-Primary Care – Enacted Into Law

By AAHD / 2023-01-03
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The Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act has authorized and greatly strengthened  the federal government’s support for the integration of behavioral health, general health, and primary care.

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Health Care Quality Metrics and Measures – Resource Guide for Aging and Disability

By AAHD / 2023-01-03
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Available here is the December 20 ACL Aging and Disability Business Institute “Health Care Quality Metri cs and Measures” resource guide: PDF.

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9-8-8 Mental Health Crisis Services and Marginalized Communities and Populations

By AAHD / 2023-01-03
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AAHD has joined a Trust for America’s Health led, core Mental Health Liaison Group members, letter to HHS and SAMHSA on the need to increase

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Senators Introduce Community Mental Wellness and Resilience Legislation

By AAHD / 2022-12-15
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Senators Markey (MA), Merkley (OR), and Blumenthal (CT) have introduced the Community Mental Wellness and Resilience legislation.  The legislation would establish a new CDC grant

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Federal Legislation Impacting Persons with Disabilities – End of the Year Advocates Legislative Requests

By AAHD / 2022-12-13
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The task force co-chairs of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) have written Congress with their end of the year legislative requests.  On December

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Streamlining Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage Plans

By AAHD / 2022-12-08
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The Regulatory Relief Coalition (RRC) applauds the CMS proposed rule to streamline prior authorization in the Medicare Advantage program. AAHD is one of 500 organizations

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CMS RFI on a National Directory of Health Care Providers and Services

By AAHD / 2022-12-08
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AAHD has joined the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Health response to the CMS RFI on a national directory. The December

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Quality Measures – Behavioral Health Gaps

By AAHD / 2022-12-08
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Available here is the December 7 No Health without Mental Health (NHMH) and colleagues submission to the National Quality Forum (NQF) on behavioral health quality

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Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Programs Into Strategic Preparedness

By AAHD / 2022-12-06
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Available here are the HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response letter affirming the Kennedy Forum led Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) (includes AAHD) request

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