Congress is still working away on FY 2020 appropriations, and legislation to address surprise medical billing and prescription drug prices. Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been very busy. The agency released a significant proposed regulation on healthcare price transparency, and a proposed rule about ways that states can raise their Medicaid funds to match federal payments. In addition, CMS has released several Medicaid informational bulletins, including one about third-party liability responsibilities and one about the Medicaid managed care contract approval process. The Social Security Administration has released a proposed rule regarding continued disability reviews for SSI and other disability programs. (See “Other News,” below.) Read about these topics and more in this week’s Update, and check out the many new webinars listed below, including two taking place today (November 20) on parent leadership development and another on Family Voice and Leadership in Systems of Care.

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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