BEYOND COVERAGE: ACCESSING CARE
This week, the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a survey which looks at issues that individuals with a disability encounter when trying to access care even after they have obtained coverage. We’ve written a blog post entitled “Beyond Coverage: Accessing Care” which summarizes some of these findings and provides some suggestions to navigators and assisters on what can be done during the enrollment process to reduce the likelihood that these barriers occur. To read our blog post which also includes a link to the survey, click here.
The National Health Council through its “Putting Patients First” project has released some new tools that help consumers evaluate health plans. To read our news item which includes a description of these tools and links to them, click here.
We’ve reported before about the new proposed HHS regulations on the non-discrimination provisions in the Affordable Care Act and we’ve even provided a summary in our blog on what it means for navigators assisting people with disabilities. If you want a broader look at these new rules, be sure to check out the new summary from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP). To read our news item which includes a link to the NHeLP summary and our prior blog post, click here.
A new video is available to help transitioning veterans as they review their health care options. To read our news item which includes a link to the video, click here.
Do you wonder what role navigators and assisters should play in the upcoming open enrollment and beyond? Health Affairs has a new issue brief that addresses just that topic. To read our news item which includes a link to the brief, click here.
The Friends of NCBDDD hosted a webinar this week which looked at the advancements that have been made in health care for people with disabilities since the ADA was passed. To read our news item which includes links to the archived webinar and a New England Journal of Medicine article on the issue, click here.
On Monday, CMS released the Medicaid enrollment data for July 2015. To read our news item 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 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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