Diverse Elders Coalition, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Diverse Elders Coalition response to CMS Innovation Center request for comments

The Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) submitted this letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center in response to a request for feedback on a proposed new direction for the center. In the DEC’s comments, we urged CMS to keep the needs of diverse older adults at the forefront of their work, and to make every effort to identify the diverse elders in the U.S. population by collecting comprehensive, disaggregated data about race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.