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8/28/2017

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayCongressional schedule; update on 2018 spending plan; Senate HELP Committee meetings; Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program; and more

 
 

11/7/2016

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayChanges to National Health Interview Survey; Health Resources and Services Administration Zika guidance; Department of Justice issued guidance about the application of Title II and Olmstead to employment; New ABLE programs and resources; New addition to PCPID; and more

 
 

10/31/2016

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayMay finalize an FY17 omnibus bill by the December 9; ACL released the final rule for Independent Living programs; Voting rights and guides; National Disability Employment Awareness Month; Health Insurance Open Enrollment begins tomorrow; and more

 
 

10/24/2016

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every MondayLame Duck congressional session is scheduled; Health Plans Open Enrollment; Supreme Court cases; Voting rights; and more

 
 

11/9/2015

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

House of Representatives is out for Veterans Day recess, Senate will be in session; Following the Congressional approval of the budget deal reached last week, lawmakers are preparing to write an omnibus bill; Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) won the internal race to be the next chairman of the Ways and Means Committee; Open Enrollment period for 2016 health insurance plans began, and more

 
 

5/20/2015

Status Update: HCBS Implementation May 2015

pdf File May 14th SOTA - HCBS Settings (2).pdf [download]
 
 

5/20/2015

Status Update: HCBS Implementation May 2015

pdf File May 14th SOTA - HCBS Settings (2).pdf [download]
 
 

3/11/2015

Commonwealth Fund post on the early experiences of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Commonwealth Fund highlights the early experiences of ACOs in Colorado, Minnesota, and Oregon to show that the model is beginning to save money and improve quality through better care coordination.

 
 

3/11/2015

The Effects of the Medicaid Expansion on State Budgets: An Early Look in Select States

Website  from http://kff.org

This brief looks beyond the estimates and examines the early budget effects of expansion in three states: Connecticut, New Mexico, and Washington State. The study was conducted during the Fall of 2014; budgets had been enacted for state fiscal year 2015, the first full state fiscal year with the Medicaid expansion in effect. Budget officials were also in the process of closing the books on SFY 2014, the latter half of which included the first 6 months of the Medicaid expansion in each of these states.

 
 

3/2/2015

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

Congress continues to debate an update to No Child Left Behind. Meanwhile, we have new champions for Keeping All Students Safe, committees continue to hold SSDI hearings and bills, and House members advocate for family support .

 
 

2/26/2015

Kaiser Policy Insight/ Issue Brief on King v. Burwell

Website  from http://kff.org

Kaiser Health News released a Issue Brief exampling the policy implications and legal arguments in U.S. Supreme Court's King v. Burwell Case.

 
 

2/22/2015

Data on Current Marketplace Enrollment

Website  from http://kff.org

Data in this table represent cumulative Marketplace enrollment through February 22, 2015 for states using the healthcare.gov platform to perform eligibility determinations and enroll consumers into coverage for 2015 (states using the Federally-facilitated Marketplace and states with a Partnership or Federally-supported State-based Marketplace). Data for State-based Marketplaces are through February 21, 2015, with the exception of California, which reported data through February 22, 2015.

 
 

2/13/2015

Cost- Sharing Subsidies in Federal Marketplace Plans

Website  from http://kff.org

This report analyzes cost sharing in 2015 ACA Marketplace Plans in 37 States.

 
 

2/11/2015

Report Analyzing Cost Sharing in 2015 ACA Marketplace Plans in 37 States

Website  from http://kff.org

The slides below show the average cost-sharing amounts for standard silver plans and for the cost-sharing variants for each category of enrollee cost sharing. As expected, what we see is a general pattern of declining average cost-sharing amounts in each service category as the actuarial value of the variants increases.

 
 

2/11/2015

Supporting Social Service Delivery through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

The brief outlines key themes and considerations from these early adopters to help additional states support collaboration between ACO and social service providers.

 
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