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April 25, 2020
The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities published a new fact sheet for health care professionals that describes best practices and legal requirements for health care when serving people with disabilities. The fact sheet is designed as a quick reference guide suitable for posting on bulletin boards in medical facilities. It is based on guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.
April 8, 2020
Today, CMS issued an electronic toolkit regarding telehealth and telemedicine for Long Term Care Nursing Home Facilities. Under President Trump’s leadership to respond to the need to limit the spread of community COVID-19, CMS has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.
March 20, 2020
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March 17, 2020
Per an announcement today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved the first state request for an 1135 Medicaid Waiver due to COVID-19. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation a national emergency. This action enabled the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to waive certain requirements in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP under Section 1135 authority.
March 17, 2020
Per a recent announcement, University of Kansas (KU) researchers have secured three grants, in partnership with community stakeholders, to advance supported decision-making, including the development of future training sessions for people with disabilities, family members, and other supporters.