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TASK FORCES
LONG TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
 
  2016
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Letter Opposing Medicaid Block Grants, Caps or Cuts
The undersigned CCD organizations sent this letter to Capitol Hill, opposing block granting, setting of per capita caps or significant cuts to the Medicaid program.
(December 16,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Task Force Comments on Application of HCBS Settings Regulation to PACE
CCD appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed PACE regulation. Our comments will be restricted to the application of the home and community-based services (HCBS) settings requirement. CCD strongly supports the application of the settings rule to PACE.
(October 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter to Senate Finance supporting reauthorization of Money Follows the Person
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force are writing to express our support for reauthorizing the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.
(October 6,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter to House Energy & Commerce supporting reauthorization of Money Follows the Person
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force are writing to express our support for reauthorizing the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.
(October 6,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Letter Urging Protection of Manual and Power Complex Rehab Technology Accessories
The undersigned member organizations urge passage of H.R. 3229/S. 2196 by year’s end to protect access to manual and power complex rehabilitation technology accessories for people with significant disabilities.
(August 18,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Statement on Recent Long-Term Services & Supports Financing Proposals
In early 2016, several bipartisan and nonpartisan organizations, including the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative, released reports on a path forward for future financing of our nation’s long-term care needs. The problem is clear: while our nation is aging and people are living longer with disabilities and chronic conditions, we lack a coherent plan on how to provide for their care and supports.
(May 16,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Statement of Support for the Disability Integration Act
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our great appreciation to Senator Charles Schumer for introducing the Disability Integration Act (S. 2427), and bringing attention to the fact that states’ disability service systems continue to warehouse far too many people with disabilities in institutions.
(March 25,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Medicare letter to Senate Finance
The CCD Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces provided recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee regarding policy options to improve care for people with chronic health conditions in the Medicare program
(February 1,  2016)
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS Task Force Annual Report 2015
(January 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2015
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter to Sen. Grassley on Transition to Independence
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our support for the intent of the Transition to Independence Act (S. 1604) and suggest some language and other feedback to further strengthen the goal of decreasing segregated employment and increasing competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.
(November 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Medicaid Leave-Behind for 114th Congress
Medicaid services and supports are critical to the health, independence, and well-being of people with disabilities and chronic conditions. Medicaid provides comprehensive, affordable coverage to 68 million Americans, including 10 million Americans with disabilities.
(September 1,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
The Health and Long Term Supports and Services Task Forces of CCD provided comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from CMS on Medicaid managed care
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces (hereafter referred to as CCD) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed managed care rule.
(July 27,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2014
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Co-chairs letter on NQF nominations
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is a coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(December 23,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Complex Rehab Technology Act Support Letter
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities write in strong support of the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act (S. 948/H.R. 942).
(September 8,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS Letter to CMS on HCBS Regulation
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force, write regarding the implementation of the new home and community-based settings rule.
(September 8,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force, we write to express our deep concern about language that appears in the House Appropriations Committee’s Report on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and that we urge you not to include in the Senate Committee Report or the Conference Report.
(June 20,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS TF comments on National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) interim report from the dual eligibles workgroup
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) task force on Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) are writing to submit comments on the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP): 2014 Interim Report from the Dual Eligible Beneficiaries Workgroup.
(February 18,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2013
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Medicaid Letter to Budget Conference Committee Members
The CCD Health and LTSS Task Forces sent this letter to all members of the Budget Conference Committee, urging them to protect Medicaid as an entitlement for vulnerable Americans
(November 5,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Response to Disability Competent Care Self-Assessment Tool
CCD LTSS response to a Disability Competent Care Self-Assessment Tool recently released by CMS including suggestions for improvement.
(August 28,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LCAO-CCD Principles for Long-term Services and Supports
Principles developed jointly by the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) supporting a strong Medicaid program and additional resources and opportunities for home and community-based services and individual planning. These principles were submitted to the Congressionally established Long-term Care Commission.
(August 28,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS Comments on Companionship Exemption Regulation
CCD LTSS comments on DOL’s proposed changes to the companionship exemption including possible unintended consequences
(August 28,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Medicaid Accountability and Care Act Letter (re: Medicaid Per Capita Caps)
The Health Task Force and the Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of over 100 national disability organizations, are writing to express concerns with the Medicaid Accountability and Care Act (H.R. 1853).
(June 17,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force Annual Report
(January 3,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2012
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
(December 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Medicaid Managed Care Principles and Recommendations
This document details CCD’s over-arching principles and recommendations that must be central in the development and implementation of Medicaid managed care proposals and plans that include health care and long term services and supports for people with disabilities.
(May 11,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force Annual Report
(January 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2011
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Comments on CMS Proposed Rule for “Medicaid Program: Community First Choice Option”
(April 28,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2010
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force Annual Report
(January 11,  2010) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2008
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force Annual Report
(December 22,  2008) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Joint CCD and Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) Principles on Long-Term Services and Supports Financing Reform
(October 8,  2008) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Joint CCD and Leadership Council of Aging Organization (LCAO) letter to Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee urging increased funding for key family support programs, including the National Family Caregiver Support Program, Lifespan Respite Care Act, and family support within the Developmental Disability Act
(June 23,  2008) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Co-Chair letter to House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Committee urging increased funding for key family support programs, including the National Family Caregiver Support Program, Lifespan Respite Care Act, and family support within the Developmental Disability Act
(June 6,  2008) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Long Term Services and Supports Task Force Report 2007
(January 11,  2008) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2007
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Comments on Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule on Medicaid coverage of rehabilitative services
(October 12,  2007) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter of support from the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces for four specific disability-related provisions in the House version of the SCHIP reauthorization bill
(September 7,  2007) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2005
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Reconciliation Letter regarding Medicaid by the Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
(December 1,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD support letter for the Smith-Bingaman amendment during floor consideration of the FY 2006 Budget Resolution
(March 11,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Smith Plans Floor Amendment to Defeat Medicaid Budget Cuts
Press Release from Sen Smith's office
(March 11,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
The Senate's Cuts in Medicaid and SCHIP Substantially Exceed Those the Administration Proposed
(March 11,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
The House Budget Committee's Proposed Medicaid and SCHIP Cuts Are Larger Than Those the Administration Proposed
(March 11,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Speech by HHS Secretary Leavitt concerning Medicaid
(February 1,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
The Medicaid Program at a Glance
fact sheet by Kaiser Commission
(January 3,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2004
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
2004 Annual Report
(December 23,  2004) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) strongly opposes any cuts to the Medicaid program
(May 3,  2004) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2003
 
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Task Force Statement on Medicaid Block Grants
(October 2,  2003) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD response to Bush Medicaid Proposal
(February 3,  2003) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Why are State Medicaid Expenditures Rising?
by Leighton Ku and Matthew Broaddus
(January 13,  2003) - Download [ PDF ]