Videos Highlight Healthcare Experiences of People with Disabilities

What is the healthcare experience like for people with disabilities? And what is Disability Competent Care?

As part of their duals financial alignment initiative demonstration, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has produced a series of videos intended to provide insights about how people with disabilities experience the healthcare system. Developed with assistance from local experts in the state's disability communities, the video series also offers ways for providers to be more prepared in their interactions with people with disabilities while promoting compassion and understanding for everyone.

The series topics are: The Healthcare Experience for People with Disabilities, What Is Disability Competent Care, Core Values of Disabilities Competent Care, and Disability Competence in Communication Access, Programmatic Access, and Physical Access.

View the website with all the videos.

The Financial Alignment Initiative is a demonstration operated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and participating states to better align Medicare and Medicaid financing and improve care for dually eligible beneficiaries. Under a contract with CMS, ACL provides technical assistance to demonstration ombudsman grantees.

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