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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
(202) 534-3731 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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TASK FORCES
HEALTH
 

Mission

The CCD Health Task Force works on all the issues encompassed in the very broad term "health". Specific emphasis is placed on private health insurance; public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare; managed care, as well as quality assurance and consumer education and protections.

Co-chairs

  • Theresa Morgan
    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
    202-349-4243 phone 
    theresa.morgan@ppsv.com

  • Julie Ward
    The Arc (DPC)
    202-783-2229 phone
    202-783-8250 fax
    ward@thearc.org

  • Peter Thomas
    Brain Injury Association of America
    202-466-6550 phone 
    202-785-1756 fax 
    peter.thomas@ppsv.com
  ACTIVITIES
Health Task Force
Re: Comments on the Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs Proposed Rule (CMS–4159–P)
The CCD Health Task Force wrote in strong opposition to the proposed changes in the Medicare Part D program that would have created barriers to access to critical medications needed by people with disabilities. CCD is pleased that CMS has indicated to Congress that it would not be moving forward with this proposal at this point in time.
(March 13,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Letter to Issuers on Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges
The CCD Health Task force provided comments to HHS on the recent Letter to Issuers on Federally-Facilitated and State Partnership Exchanges. CCD recognized that the Letter provides additional consumer protections beyond the 2014 Letter but urged HHS to provide additional guidance on network adequacy, benefit design review, and meaningful access in order to ensure that the health plans offered in the health insurance marketplace will be effective for people with disabilities.
(March 7,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Final CCD Letter on Medicare Reform with Sign-ons (D0518895)
As part of the SGR reform effort, Congress is now considering major changes to the Medicare program to offset the cost of the physician fee schedule fix and generally reform the Medicare program. On Wednesday, February 12, the CCD Health Task Force sent to the Hill this position statement detailing our perspective as Congress considers its Medicare reform options.
(February 12,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Health Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 10,  2014) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
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