We are excited to host over 170 members and partners this week in Washington DC for our 2019 Policy Summit and Hill Day. Share in the fun by following #Gamechangers19 on ANCOR’s social media.
ANCOR is following Congress' work on the year-end "health extenders" package because it is well-suited to house a longer-term renewal of Money Follows the Person (MFP) and contains provisions of interest to ANCOR members, such as DSH payments.
ANCOR will be monitoring an upcoming House GOP proposal healthcare previewed in Politico Pulse because of its potential implications for people with intellectual / developmental disabilities (I/DD), as they are considered by the insurance industry to have pre-existing conditions.
U.S Representative Nina Lowey (D-NY), the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that she would not seek re-election in 2020 – a fact that is sure to cause a leadership shuffle among Democratic House members.
Last week the President signed three executive orders which ANCOR will be diving more into in coming weeks because of their potential effect on how federal agencies spend their funding and issue guidance on regulatory matters. These executive orders, reported upon by Politico Pro and The Wall Street Journal, will take affect across all agencies, including those that oversee disability programs and supports.
Our members who have revenue sharing programs with corporate partners will be interested in proposed changes to the anti-kickback rule reported upon by Politico Pulse. In coming weeks, ANCOR staff will review the proposal and report back to our membership on key points.
Politico Pulse’s reporting on President Trump’s new proposal to make the receipt of a visa to enter the United States contingent on the ability to purchase health insurance is deeply relevant to the disability community because it has implications for the DSP workforce crisis.
Following up on our previously stated concerns on how Medicaid work requirements could affect people with disabilities and the Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who support them, we are sharing reporting by Politico Pro on a court challenge to the requirements.
In case you missed our webinar announcement last week, we are re-sharing it below so you can prepare to comply with the new DOL Overtime Rule by January 1, 2020.
As a member of ASAE, we are sharing their article on IRS guidance because of its potential relevance to our members who run tax-exempt organizations.