Action Alerts and Updates


Care for the Caretaker:  Support Respite Care Programs! 

CMS Issues Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for Complex Rehab Technology

UPDATE: Supreme Court Rules Home Care Rule Can Move Ahead

Judge Vacates DOL Home Care Regulations

US House of Representatives to Vote on ABLE Act December 3, 2014

CMS Issues Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 Proposed Rule

UCP Responds to Fair Labor Standards Act Enforcement Delay

Urge Lawmakers to Pass Able Act

Ratify the Disability Treaty: Contact Your Senators Now!


Affiliate Alert: New Disability Employment PSA

United Cerebral Palsy is proud to partner with The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment to launch a new public service announcement as part of the annual Campaign for Disability Employment. The PSA, called “Who I Am” features our Celebrity Ambassador, actor R. J. Mitte along with eight other people from all walks of life. It encourages employers to look beyond individual disabilities to the potential in each candidate. Find out more and get links to the individuals spots. (updated 10/14)

Affiliate Alert: Updated FMLA Language

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued a new Administrator Interpretation that expands the Family and Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) current language to include adult children who are unable to care for themselves because of a mental or physical disability and whose disabilities occurred before or after the age of 18.

Learn more about the FMLA and this new Administrator Interpretation.

Notice of Proposed Settlement (PDF)
The Center for Medicare Advocacy and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a proposed settlement in the “Improvement Standard” case (Jimmo v. Sebelius) and scheduled a ‘fairness’ hearing to determine its final approval. Click on the PDF to view the settlement.