CMS RELEASES NEW MEDICAID ENROLLMENT DATA (plus other great, new resources)
Last Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report from August 2014. To read our news story on this which includes a link to the report, click here. The report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Statistics.”
Are you looking for an explanation of how the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) were determined in each state and what is included in the EHB? Be sure to check out the joint report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics entitled “Essential Health Benefits: 50 State Variations on a Theme”. To read our news story on this which includes a link to the report, click here. The report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Resources – Overview.”
As you read reporting from different states on ACA enrollment, it is necessary to understand the specific terminology used as it can vary from state to state. A new report from the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), the State Health Exchange Leadership Network, the State Health Reform Assistance Network and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is here to help. The report entitled “Terms & Definitions Used by States Reporting on ACA Enrollment” breaks down how states used terms like “Total Enrollment,” “QHP Enrollment” and “Medicaid Enrollment” among others. To read our news story on this which includes a link to the report, click here. The report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Resources – Overview.”
If you missed it last week, be sure to check out our new brochure “Time for a Health Insurance Check Up.” Prepared by the Health Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities which includes the American Association on Health and Disability, this brochure is especially geared towards people with disabilities and highlights the considerations a consumer needs to think about as year two of open enrollment begins. So if you are looking for something to use to advise consumers that they need to review their plan and make any decisions regarding reenrollment, download a copy of the brochure by clicking here.