This week we’re reading about reporting standards for schools, new resources for advancing employment of people with disabilities, transparency and healthcare reform, and more.
- Schools held to more stringent academic reporting standards are more likely to mainstream children with disabilities by as much as 16 percentage-points higher, according to a new study featured on Disability Scoop.
- Jennifer Laszio Mizrahi with RespectAbility is on the Huffington Post blog sharing the new, best practices-laden “Disability Employment First Planning Tool,” developed in conjunction with a host of national disability organizations to ‘help people with disabilities find and keep jobs.’
- CoveringHealth, blog for the Association of Health Care Journalists, discusses affordability of health care for people covered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the role of transparency in translating ‘insured’ into ‘accessible.’ More on transparency: The Journal of the American Medical Association sizes up the most recent Republican response to the ACA: the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility and Empowerment Act.
- The New York Times reports that rates for long-term care insurance are up an average of approximately 9 percent (according to this trade group report), suggesting longer plan deductibles as one way to make premiums more affordable generally.
- And, older adults admitted to the ICU were more likely to die or experience a decline in their functional outcomes soon after their release depending on how their level of disability beforehand, according to a new study. The study suggests implications for advanced care planning discussions and transitions.