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November 13, 2015

AFib Healthy People 2020 Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research led AFib Optimal Treatment Task Force submitted a letter to the CDC commenting on the agency's Healthy People 2020 goals. The letter recommended: The CDC should add Afib as a modifiable risk factor for stroke The CDC address the under anticoagulation of older AFib patients as an emerging issue in heart disease and stroke
October 29, 2015

Dr. Califf Nomination Support Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a letter supporting the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 
October 14, 2015

S-FAR LTCF Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR)  letter in support of the antibiotic stewardship provisions in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule revising the requirements long term care facilities (LTCFs) must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.  
October 1, 2015

Alliance for Connected Care Chronic Conditions Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a letter asking the Senate Finance Committee to create a transition mechanism by which the Secretary of Health and Human Services may lift originating site restrictions and allow payment for remote monitoring of Medicare beneficiaries suffering from chronic diseases. 
September 14, 2015

Letter to CMS on Proposed Rule Change regarding Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs)

This is a letter from the Alliance to Centers to the Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its issuing of a proposed rule change regarding Infection Prevention and Control Programs (IPCP) in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).
September 14, 2015

CMS Proposed LTCF Rule

The Alliance for Aging Research commented on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule changes regarding Infection Prevention and Control Programs (IPCP) in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). The Alliance recommended: A full implementation madate within two years of the final rule Mandating the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections by LTCFs CMS work directly with the CDC to outline specific programs that LTCFs should follow to fulfill mandates CMS should mandate the CDC's CORE Elements for Antibiotic Stewardship in LTCFs Contact information for an Infection Prevention and Control Officer (IPCO) be made publicly available for family members of LTCF patients CMS should provide language mandating the use of influenza vaccinations among direct-contact health care workers in LTCFs and set targets for vaccination rates
August 14, 2015

Letter to NIH Director Collins Regarding RFI Inviting Comments and Suggestions on a Framework for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan

This is a response from the Alliance to a Request for Information (RFI) Inviting Comments and Suggestions on a Framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan from NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins.
August 10, 2015

Letter to Sen. Coons and Schatz Regarding OMB M 12 M Memo

This letter from a group of organizations including the Alliance thanks U.S. Sens Chris Coons and Brian Schatz for "championing the amendment to provide the Office of Management and Budget the flexibility to update its M-12-12 memo during the recent markup of the FY 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act."
July 28, 2015

Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults

Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults reviews vaccination levels, trends and targets, incidence rates, relevant health insurance coverage policies, and the cost effectiveness literature and other reports that have evaluated vaccine utilization in the older adult population.
July 13, 2015

Friends of AHRQ FY16 Sign-On Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a letter in support of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) appropriations bill proposed reducing funding for the agency by 35 percent for FY2016. The support letter asked lawmakers to restore AHRQ's budget authority to $364 million in the final FY2016 appropriations legislation.