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Coalition Statement On Updated HCBS Guidance

This statement is available as a PDF here. Today, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance that reaffirms its commitment to implementing the Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Rule, including important requirements around the “heightened scrutiny” process for settings that have institutional qualities. First issued...

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ASAN Opposes Seema Verma for CMS

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network calls on Congress to reject the nomination of Seema Verma, a longtime proponent of harmful health care policies, as Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Verma’s previous career as a consultant for State Medicaid programs raises serious concerns about her ability...

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ASAN Letter: Wisconsin’s Sheltered Workshops Aren’t “Community-Based”

This letter is available as a PDF here. October 7, 2014 Honorable Marilyn Tavenner Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21244   Dear Administrator Tavenner: We recognize that you received a letter from Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades on August...

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Disability Community Letter to CMS re: Behavioral Health Services and Olmstead

This letter can be viewed as a PDF here. Administrator Tavenner’s response from February 2015 is available as a scanned PDF here, and as a converted Word document here. Honorable Marilyn Tavenner Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21244 September 29, 2014 Dear...

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