March 11, 2022 | By Caryn Bruyere, Statistician, ACL Office of Performance and Evaluation
We know that every year, ACL-funded programs provide essential services and supports to millions of Americans to help them remain independent in their homes and maintain their health and well-being. But one fact that may be overlooked is that many programs rely heavily on the contribution of…
March 10, 2022 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
In this Policy Round-Up, you’ll find: COVID-19 Updates: New CDC Recommendations: COVID-19 Community Levels  Department of Education: What CDC’s new guidance means for schools and students with disabilities Updated list: People at highest risk from COVID-19 CDC’s updated guidance on intervals…
March 7, 2022 | Alison Barkoff, Principal Deputy Administrator
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking comments on a proposed rule that would define the criteria used to determine whether a person likely to become a “public charge,” or primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, for purposes of determining eligibility for a visa and/or…
February 15, 2022 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
In this issue: COVID-19 Updates: New vaccination guidance for people who are immunocompromised ICYMI:  HHS guidance for health care providers on civil rights protections for people with disabilities ACL Fact Sheet: Insurance coverage for at-home COVID-19 tests Coming…
January 31, 2022 |
Our first Policy Roundup for 2022 includes: COVID-19 updates: EEOC: When COVID-19 may be considered a disability DOJ: COVID-19 and the ADA Input needed: CMS: Coverage of monoclonal antibodies in Alzheimer’s research (due 4/11) CMS proposed rule change: Medicare Advantage and prescription…
December 27, 2021 | Scott Cory, Chief Information Officer, ACL
As we move through the holiday season, new challenges that people and organizations face include the heightened risk and probability of “bad actors”–people with criminal intention, organized crime groups, and state-sponsored groups–seeking to compromise people and organizations’ mobile phones,…
December 23, 2021 | Beverley Laubert, National Ombudsman Program Coordinator, ACL
In the midst of the holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) delivered good news for residents of nursing homes across the country: Visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times. Living in a long-term care facility, whether for short-term or long-term care…
December 22, 2021 | Alison Barkoff, Principal Deputy Administrator
Earlier this month, I was honored to chair the first Elder Justice Coordinating Council meeting of the Biden-Harris Administration. Created by the Elder Justice Act of 2010, the EJCC brings together federal departments, agencies, and entities administering programs related to elder abuse, neglect,…
December 15, 2021 |
Public Comment on Organ Transplantation On December 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Request For Information (RFI) soliciting feedback to inform potential changes to transplant…
December 3, 2021 |
A guest blog by Jackie Blaesi-Freed Blaesi-Freed is an Assistant Director in the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch. Today, the Department of Justice, FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and five other federal law enforcement agencies announced the completion of the fourth annual…

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