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October 14, 2019 EVV Good Faith Exemption Update: Your State’s Status

Continuing our bi-weekly update on which states have submitted for and received a good faith delay on electronic visit verification (EVV) implementation, we find that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved 11 requests, while 6 remain pending.

October 14, 2019 ICYMI: Business Acumen Center Weekly Update

We are sharing this item from last Friday’s Weekly Update as a courtesy to our members.

October 14, 2019 RESOURCE: NCI Data Brief on Dual Diagnoses

Our members who support individuals who are dually diagnosed with intellectual / developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental illness might be interested in this data brief with by the National Core Indicators (NCI).

October 14, 2019 Don’t Miss: Internship Program for People with Disabilities Open for Applications, Deadline November 4

Our members who assist people with disabilities in finding employment might be interested in this internship announcement by our coalition partner AAPD.

October 14, 2019 Op-Ed: The Need for Stronger I/DD Data

Members who have expressed the need for stronger data on individuals with intellectual / developmental disabilities (I/DD) might be interested in this opinion letter in The Hill, in which a scholar lays out ways existing data can be improved.

October 10, 2019 Your Association Needs You: Take the 2019 ANCOR Member Survey Today

Because ANCOR members are at the heart of the work of our field, and because we remain committed to deepening ANCOR's positive impact in our nation, we are embarking on the most comprehensive study of our membership in the last decade — and we need your help.

October 7, 2019 President Signs Autism CARES Act into Law

Following the passage of the Autism CARES Act two weeks ago, President Trump signed the bill into law last week

October 7, 2019 Don’t Miss: ANCOR and Rep. Dingell to Hold Oct. 17 Congressional Briefing on Strengthening HCBS

In conjunction with our Policy Summit and Hill Day, ANCOR and the Office of U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) will host a briefing on Capitol Hill. This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration by October 15 is required. Register for ANCOR’s Congressional Briefing on the HCBS Infrastructure Act.

October 7, 2019 ACL Announces Business Competition for Inclusive Talent Pipeline

We are sharing this announcement by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) on a competition for an inclusive talent pipeline because people with disabilities are employed at lower rates than their peers without disabilities. 

October 7, 2019 Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Names Acting Director

POLITICO Pulse is reporting that, as a result of CMMI’s former head receiving an appointment to a different agency, CMMI has a new Acting Director.