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March 1, 2024 | Alison Barkoff
Every March, ACL joins the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and its partners to observe Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM). This year’s theme, “A World of Opportunities,” focuses on ACL and NACDD’s shared goal of removing obstacles to community…
February 28, 2024 | Vicki Gottlich, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Evaluation
In this Policy Round-Up: Response from the Census Bureau regarding proposed changes to disability questions.Input needed: CMS issues draft guidance on new program to allow people with Medicare to pay out-of-pocket prescription drug costs in monthly payments. (Comments due 3/16.)Revised CMS lower…
January 26, 2024 |
In today’s post, Edwin Walker, who will retire later this year from his role as the deputy assistant secretary for aging, passes the baton to his successor. A Note from Edwin Walker As many of you know, I will retire from federal service in March. Since 1984, it has been my honor and privilege to…
January 22, 2024 | Vicki Gottlich, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Evaluation
In this policy round up: Input Needed DOJ proposed rule on accessible medical diagnostic equipment under Title II of the ADA (Comments due 2/12) HUD proposes “30-Day Notice” rule for nonpayment of rent (Comments due 1/30) CMS issues proposed rule that would establish appeal rules for hospital…
December 20, 2023 | Vicki Gottlich, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Evaluation
In this policy round-up: Input Needed CMS proposes steps to protect people with Medicare Advantage and prescription drug coverage; seeks comments on improving Medicare Plan Finder (Comments due 1/5) Improving accessibility of transit facilities for people with disabilities (Comments due 1/5) FTA…
November 20, 2023 | Alison Barkoff
Performing the duties of ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Each year, more than 53 million Americans provide a broad range of assistance to support the health, quality of life, and independence of an older adult or person with a disability. Another 2.7 million grandparents ­— and…
November 17, 2023 | Kelly Cronin, ACL Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Partnership
As the population of older adults and people with disabilities continues to grow, the availability of services and supports that help many remain independent at home and in their communities will be increasingly important. To be effective, those services and supports must address health-related…
November 15, 2023 | Vicki Gottlich, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Evaluation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a two-day virtual public workshop to promote diversity in clinical trials on November 29 and 30. Of special interest during the workshop: November 29, 2023, 1:25-1:55 PM ET Session 3B: Approaches to Support the Inclusion and Clinical Study…
November 9, 2023 |
On Saturday, we join the nation in celebrating Veterans Day and the generations of American service members who swore an oath to the Constitution of the United States to support and defend the principles of liberty, equality, and justice and to preserve and protect our democracy. About six percent…
November 8, 2023 | Vicki Gottlich, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Evaluation
In this policy-round up: Input Needed CMS Revised 1915(c) HCBS Waiver Application and Technical Guide (comments due 11/13) Assessing mental health parity and addiction equity compliance in Medicaid and CHIP (comments due 12/4) ACF proposed rule on services and protections for unaccompanied…

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