Federal Guidance Released for States on ABLE Accounts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have provided guidance for states on implementing the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act. ABLE accounts are tax-advantage savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. To learn more about ABLE accounts, visit here. For a list of states where Oklahomans can open ABLE accounts, […]

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Disability Awareness Month Theme

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) recently announced its 2017 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme, “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” Each year in October, NDEAM celebrates individuals with disabilities and their contributions and achievements to the American workforce. According to the DOL news release, ODEP created this year’s theme with input […]

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

Want to know the difference between a Service Animal and an Emotional Support Animal? Where are they allowed and under what conditions? The ADA National Network guide on Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals explains the rights and responsibilities of owners of Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals.  This handy guide explains your rights in […]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Innovation Center New Direction

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Innovation (CMMI) is looking to revamp its priorities for the new administration and has issued an informal Request for Information seeking YOUR input. They intend to chart “a new direction to promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms that empower beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition […]

HHS seeks input on FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan Draft 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided a draft of its FY 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan for comments. The draft is a part of the strategic planning process under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 and gives agency stakeholders an opportunity to provide comments on the plan. The strategic planning consultation […]