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CMS Marks ADA’s 30th Anniversary

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is sharing messages and materials on supporting equal opportunities and inclusion for people with disabilities, many of whom are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. On July 26, 1990, the ADA was enacted to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life (work, school, employment, transportation). Visit Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act for more information.

Disability-competent care (DCC) is an aspirational, participant-centered model that focuses on the eventual goal of supporting individuals to achieve maximum function. The DCC model is delivered by an interdisciplinary team which recognizes and treats each individual as a unique person, not a diagnosis or condition. The model encourages participant direction in choices regarding his/her health, wellness, and life in the community. CMS is sharing the following relevant resources with providers:

For more information, visit the Resources for Integrated Care website.

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