NEW RESOURCE ON MENTAL HEALTH AND ENROLLMENT
Last week, we mentioned that we had recently published some news items on mental health parity on our AAHD site. (That news items can be accessed in here.) If you’re still looking for more resources on mental health and enrollment, be sure to check out a new resource we added this week from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law entitled “Making the Connection: Meeting Requirements to Enroll People with Mental Illness.” That document can be downloaded by clicking here. It can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Resources – Mental Health and Behavioral Health.” Also, be sure to check out on our fact sheet on “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Mental Illness.”
The Commonwealth Fund has released a report on what states are doing to regulate some of the narrow provider networks that are being offered on the healthcare marketplace. To review our news item which includes a link to the report, click here.
Did you use an online scheduling tool in year two of open enrollment? Enroll America just released a brief entitled “Making the Connection: How Centralized Scheduling Benefits Consumers, Assisters & the Enrollment Community” which addresses the effectiveness of this tool. To download a copy of the brief, click here. It’s also on our Resources & Links page under “Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Resources.”
Families USA has released an issue brief that examines the effect of Medicaid expansion on actual individuals who live in states that have handled Medicaid expansion differently – Iowa (which has expanded Medicaid) and Missouri (which has not). To download a copy of the issue brief, go to our news item by clicking here or by looking under “State Specific Resources” on the state pages for Iowa and Missouri.
Last Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the enrollment numbers for February 2015. To read our news item which includes a link to the report, click here. The report along with other enrollment numbers can be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Statistics.”
In case you missed it, if you’re looking for assistance in knowing what Special Enrollment Periods (SEP) may be available to consumers now that the tax penalty SEP is closed, be sure to check out last week’s blog post on SEPs by clicking here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC has funded eleven Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the second year of enrollment. The COCs will increase collaborations in the community, dissemination and outreach efforts and enrollment of people with disabilities in the ACA. To find a COC, click here.
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