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New Report: Intersectional Medical Discrimination During COVID-19
Plans to ration medical care known as Crisis Standards of Care (CSCs) are used to decide who is prioritized for treatment during times of scarcity, such as during the pandemic. These plans can often be rooted in negative biases and inaccurate assumptions about the value of someone’s life.
Justice in Aging joined a coalition of civil rights groups and legal scholars in authoring a new report on how CSCs may perpetuate medical discrimination against people with disabilities, older adults, higher weight people, and Black, Indigenous, Latino/a, Asian American, and other people of color. The report, Examining How Crisis Standards of Care May Lead to Intersectional Medical Discrimination Against COVID-19 Patients, provides an explanation of crisis standards of care policies implemented by states and hospital systems and how they may discriminate against marginalized individuals and communities. The report also shares principles that should apply to prevent discrimination, the relevant civil rights legal framework, and recommended strategies to ensure that crisis standards do not discriminate during the pandemic or in the future.
Pandemic Snap benefits: Those that have children on free and reduced lunch will receive their EBT card in the mail by the end of May if you are not already receiving SNAP benefits. It will be $319 per school aged child. You do not need to apply for this benefit. The DOE will provide your information to FSSA. https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/ 5767.htm?fbclid= IwAR0zhdr9tS1wMovtNNPngc55HCms QSX_4k_E_ GRAjPpNRHWF5ExZgCLUjOE
From The Arc Autism Insurance Project in collaboration with Family Voices Indiana and About Special Kids Feel free to contact Family Voices Indiana at 317 944 8982 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional resources or support. Sample Medical Order, Letter of Medical Necessity and Appeal Letter for ABA Services – Medicaid under EPSDT (ages 0-21) EPSDT – Early, Periodic Screening Diagnosis and T reatment MEDICAL TREATMENT ORDER SAMPLE FORMAT The prescribing physician should include: Physician’s order for ABA therapy Letter of medical necessity written by the physician or ABA provider, which includes: Patient history Diagnosis and prognosis Description of recommended services and explanation of why the services are medically necessary What the benefit to the patient will be, and Recommended length of time for the services Medical Necessity According to the Health and Human Services website: Medical Necessity under EPSDT In a rep