Justice in Aging often provides comments on legislation or proposed rule changes. Links to recent letters can be found below.

November 5, 2018: Sample Comments to CMS Opposing Weakening of Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness Regulations
October 19, 2018: Sample Comments on Healthy Michigan Plan Section 1115 Demonstration Extension Application Amendment
October 17, 2018: Comments to MMCO Regarding Massachusetts Medicare-Medicaid Integration Demonstration
September 10, 2018: Comments to CMS regarding the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B
September 10, 2018: Comments to CMS regarding end-stage renal disease and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies payment programs
September 7, 2018: Comments to VA regarding exclusion of gender alterations from the Medical Benefits Package
August 31, 2018: Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update
August 18, 2018: Comments to HHS regarding Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Requirements Waiver
August 13, 2018: Comments to CMS on Medicaid Program Reassignment of Medicaid Provider Claims
August 10, 2018: Comments to CMS regarding 2019 Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines
August 3, 2018: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Medicaid Work Requirements Waiver Request Template Comments
July 16, 2018: HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs
July 12, 2018: Health Care Stakeholders Oppose ACA Repeal
July 10, 2018: The Medicare Long-Term Care Services and Supports Act Discussion Draft
June 21, 2018: Letter to Oscar Health Regarding the Company’s Exclusions of Medically-Necessary Transition Related Coverage
June 5, 2018: Opposition to Florida’s Medicaid Wavier Amendment to Eliminate Retroactive Coverage
May 25, 2018: Letter to California Department of Health Care Services Regarding its Proposal to Permit Insurance Brokers to Enroll Dual Eligibles in Cal MediConnect
May 25, 2018: Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting Models
April 23, 2018: Comments to CMS, IRS, and Employee Benefits Security Administration on Short Term Health Insurance Policies
April 19, 2018: Template Comments Regarding Florida’s Proposal to Waive Retroactive Medicaid Coverage
April 17, 2018: Comments on the Cal MediConnect Performance Dashboard
April 12, 2018: Comments on MMCO’s Request for Stakeholder Input Concerning Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) Provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
March 27, 2018: Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care
March 22, 2018: Signed on to Letter to Congressional Leaders urging them to repeal the Dickey Amendment, which prevents the CDC from studying gun violence
March 22, 2018: Letter to OMB re: Revision of Existing Data Collection; National Longitudinal Survey of Older Americans Act Participants
March 5, 2018: 2019 Call Letter
February 15, 2018: Template Comments in Opposition to Arizona’s Waiver of Retroactive Medicaid Coverage
February 6, 2018: Letter to Little Hoover Commission Regarding Oral Health for Older Adults
January 25, 2018: RFI—Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States
January 16, 2018: Comments to CMS Regarding Medicare Part C and Part D
January 11, 2018: Template Comments to CMS Regarding Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Benefit Programs for Contract Year 2019
December 18, 2017: Letter to the California Congressional Delegation in Opposition to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
December 15, 2017: Letter to the Senate on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and Letter to the House on the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.
November 30, 2017: Comments on Development, Implementation, and Maintenance of Quality Measures for the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
November 28, 2017: Letter to the Senate Opposing Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
November 27, 2017: Comments on Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019
November 22, 2017: Request for Information Regarding Faith-Based Organizations
November 20, 2017: Justice in Aging Comments for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Request for Information (RFI)
November 14, 2017: Template Comments for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Request for Information (RFI)
October 26, 2017: Comments on HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022
October 4, 2017: Letter to House Leadership Regarding FY 2018 Budget Resolution
September 29, 2017: Comment for Healthy People 2030 Proposed Framework
September 20, 2017: Letter to CMS Regarding Marketplace Equitable Relief
September 25, 2017: Letter opposing Graham-Cassidy from the LCAO
September 21, 2017: Statement for the Record on Monday, September 25, 2017 Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy Heller-Johnson Proposal
September 15, 2017: MaineCare 1115 Demonstration Project
September 11, 2017: Comments to CMS Regarding Physician Fee Schedule; RFI on Flexibilities and Efficiencies
September 5, 2017: Iowa’s Proposed Amendment of Section 1115 Waiver to Eliminate Retroactive Coverage
August 24, 2017: Sample Comment Template to CMS opposing Iowa’s Proposal to Eliminate Retroactive Medicaid Coverage
August 3, 2017: Letter to CMS Opposing Proposed Revision to Rules Regarding Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements
July 24, 2017: Letter to the Senate in Opposition to the BCRA from the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
July 12, 2017: Comments to CMS Regarding Reducing Regulatory Burdens Imposed by Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act & Improving Health Care Choices to Empower Patients
July 11, 2017: Letter from National Aging Organizations to Senators McConnell and Schumer Opposing BCRA
June 26, 2017: Comments to CMS Regarding Possible Burden Reduction in the Long-Term Care Requirements Proposed Revisions
June 22, 2017: Medicaid Coverage of NEMT for Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
June 5, 2017: Comments to CMS Regarding Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Your Rights
June 5, 2017: Letter to President Trump regarding the importance of protecting the Civil Rights of all Americans
May 23, 2017: Letter to Senator Orrin Hatch stating opposition to the American Healthcare Act
May 22, 2017: Letter to Senate Leadership, Provisions of the AHCA that would Undermine Medicare and Threaten Dual Eligibles
May 8, 2017: Letter to Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living: Data collection on LGBT older adults for programs funded under the Older Americans Act
May 2, 2017: Letter to House Leaders in opposition to the American Health Care Act with the MacArthur Amendment
April 28, 2017: Letter to OMB office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Proposals from the Federal Interagency Working Group for Revision of the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity
April 24, 2017: Letter to CMS regarding 2017 Transformation Ideas
April 19, 2017: Letter to CMS regarding Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model and Changes to Comprehensive Care for Join Replacement Model
March 23, 2017: Letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi on the AHCA
March 23, 2017: Letter to OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Program
March 21, 2017: Letter to OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Medication Therapy Management Documents
March 10, 2017: Letter to Congressional Leaders Opposing the AHCA
March 3, 2017: Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2018 for Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2018 Call Letter
March 3, 2017: Joint Letter to Congress Opposing Medicaid Cuts
February 10, 2017: PACE Request for Information
January 13, 2017: Letter to Congressional Leadership on how ACA Repeal would Impact Older adults and People with Disabilities
January 9, 2017: Comments to CMS to Ensure the Provision of Timely and Quality Home and Community-Based Services
December 28, 2016: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medication Therapy Management
October 17, 2016: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)–Proposed Rule
October 7, 2016: Comments on Quality Measures-MLTSS, HCBS
November 29, 2016: Enhancements to Star Ratings for 2018 and Beyond
September 30, 2016: Letter to CMS on seamless conversions for newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries
September 22, 2016: Support for Senate Medicare Affordability Act
September 22, 2016: Support for House Medicare Affordability Act
September 6, 2016: Medicare Program: Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule
August 29, 2016: Medicare Program: Changes to the Medicare Claims and Entitlement, Medicare Advantage Organization Determination, and Drug Coverage Determination Appeals Procedures
August 23, 2016: Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System
August 15, 2016: Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care
July 12, 2016: Comments to CMS regarding HCBS and Day Services Centers for Older Adults
July 5, 2016: Proposed Decision Memorandum on Gender Reassigment Surgery for Medicare Beneficiaries with Gender Dysphoria
May 17, 2016: Statement for the Record in support of the Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model for the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health
May 9, 2016: Comments in Support of Part B Drug Payment Model
April 22, 2016: Comments on California’s Dual Demonstration New Enrollment Proposal (Long Version)
April 22, 2016: Comments on California’s Dual Demonstration New Enrollment Proposal (Short Version)
March 22, 2016: Ensuring Access to Transgender Services, All Plan Letter 16-XXX
January 29, 2016: Bipartisan Chronic Care Committee Policy Options Document
January 19, 2016: NQF HCBS Second Interim Report
January 4, 2016: Summary of Clinical Evidence for Gender Reassignment Surgeries
January 4, 2016: National Coverage Determination for Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment Surgery
January 4, 2016:Gender Reassignment Surgery Model NCD
January 4, 2016: Comments to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Request for Information regarding Data Metrics and Alternative Processes for Access to Care in the Medicaid Program
January 4, 2016: Advocate Letter Supporting Stability and Consumer Protections in Dual Eligible Demos
December 21, 2015:Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017
December 21, 2015: Medicare-Medicaid Plan Quality Ratings Strategy
November 10, 2015: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities: Final Comments to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
November 3, 2015: Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities: Sample Comments to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
October 15, 2015: Comments to CMS requesting revision of Medicaid policy to eliminate coverage gap in HCBS in accord with recent Federal court ruling
October 14, 2015: Comments to CMS on Proposed Nursing Facility Regulations
September 30, 2015: Joint Letter to Committees about Part B Medicare premiums/deductibles
September 1, 2015: Justice in Aging Comments on Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data in Physician Reporting
July 27, 2015: Justice in Aging Comments on Medicaid Managed Care Regulations
July 21, 2015: Sample Comment Letter Medicaid Managed Care Regulations
May 26, 2015: Comments on Health Information Technology Certification Criteria, Base Electronic Health Record Definition, and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications
April 13, 2015: Support for AB 474
March 31, 1015: Support for AB 763
March 6, 2015: Comments on CMS’ 2016 Call Letter
August 2014: CCD-LTSS-Letter-to-CMS-on-HCBS-Regulation
August 2014: Lifespan-Respite-Care-Reauthorization-Support-Ltr
August 2014: Support-Ltr-Medicaid-Advantage-Participant-Bill-of-Rights_HR4998
August 2014: Medicaid-Letter-to-CMS-re-Transgender-Health-Care-Services-Coverage
July 2014: Support-Ltr-Medicaid-Advantage-Participant-Bill-of-Rights_HR4998
July 2014: American-Community-Survey-Comment-project_
June 2014: Support_Strengthening-Mental-Health-HR4574
June 2014: Anti-Olmstead-Language-in-Appropriation-Bill
June 2014: CMA-Observation-Status-Effort-Support
May 2014: Consumer-Partnership-for-eHealth-2015-Edition
April 2014: Medicare and You Chinese translation request
March 2014: CMS CA State Specific Reporting Requirements
March 2014: CMS-MA-Rates-Beneficiary SignOn
March 2014: NPRM-CMS-4159-Medicare Program
March 2014: Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for 2015
March 2014: Support for Nomination of Marilyn Moon-MedPAC
February 2014: C & D-rules-Sign-on
December 2013: Access for Medication Instructions and Medications Labels
November 2013: CMS Application Cycle Past Perfomance Review
November 2013: FY-2015-SSA-Advocacy-Group-DRAFT-OMB
November 2013: Seniors-Farm-Bill-Conferee
November 2013: Trade Provisions Related to Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
October 2013: Comments re Implementation of Windsor
August 2013: Long Term Care Ombudsman Rulemaking Comments