This week we’re catching up on all-things tech with fresh stories from across the country on the intersection of technology, disability and aging. Plus, a draft regulation extends mental health parity to Medicaid, CHIP; new report, study on access to mental health services; and more on Social Security Disability Insurance and employment of people with disabilities.
- The marketplace model is extending to home care for older adults, reports Forbes in a spotlight of tech start-up Honor.
- More on tech: Another Forbes piece considers how the 25-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act is expanding beyond brick and mortar and to the web, while the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is looking at how telehealth is forging new patient-doctor relationships. Still more: The Washington Post is examining emerging efforts to unravel the mysteries of aging.
- The Atlantic’s opinion page is taking a look at Social Security Disability Insurance, suggesting changes to the program as a way “to assist and encourage persons with disabilities towards employment.” On a related note from Disability Scoop: Friday’s jobs report showed an uptick in the jobless rate of Americans with disabilities.
- The largest study to date of recent military and veteran suicides has identified two high-risk groups of former troops who are generally ineligible for the psychiatric care afforded to all others who served, according to the Los Angeles Times.
- A proposed rule extending the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program hit the web this afternoon (via CMS.gov). The regulation will be open for public comment through June 9. More on MHPAEA: The National Alliance for Mental Illness is out with a new report on parity.