Electronic Claims Are Encouraged: Paper Claims Cannot Be Scanned At This Time

Due to Governor Whitmer Executive Order “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive (Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19)) the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has suspended the ability to scan paper claims received by U.S. postal mail. Providers can submit HIPAA 837P,837I or 837D electronic claims to CHAMPS through a billing agent, through a batch […]

Large Coalition of National Disability and Health Advocacy Organizations Endorse Guidance on Preventing Disability Discrimination in COVID-19 Treatment Rationing

Today, the Center for Public Representation, The Arc of the United States, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, and Professor Samuel Bagenstos released critical guidance to states and healthcare providers about how to avoid discriminating against people with disabilities if rationing access to COVID-19 treatment […]


Direct care workers in the State of Michigan cannot work remotely and they face significant exposure to COVID – 19 during their workday.  They typically have the least vacation and sick time of anyone in the essential workforce. As you look at the resources the State is directing to the current public health crisis, please […]

The Census is Here: Are You Ready to Be Counted?

Did you receive a letter from the census and are wondering what it is and what you need to do? In 2020, it is easier than ever to complete your census from home. The census seeks to account for every individual living in the United States. But many people with disabilities are left out of […]

The Disability Community Must Once Again Show #WeAreEssential

By: Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director of Public Policy, The Arc Here we are again, fighting for our lives in Congressional negotiations – this time during a global pandemic. And the outcome will impact the services people with disabilities rely on, strain systems that provide those services, and may close down service providers all over the […]

Social Secuirty and COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Social Security is closing field offices to the public for in-person services, except for certain dire emergencies.  Please consider using online services.  For more information, click here –> https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/

Coronavirus Relief Bill: The Arc Fights for Disability Community

The Arc is pleased that Congress is recognizing the unique and vital needs that people with disabilities have when facing the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency relief bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today includes important and specific measures that would help mitigate the potentially catastrophic impacts of the novel coronavirus on millions of […]