NDNRC RELEASES NEW POPULATION SPECIFIC FACT SHEET
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is pleased to announce the publication of a new fact sheet for the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer Who Has Experienced, or Is at Risk for, Blood Clots” is intended to help Navigators identify what issues are unique to consumers who have experienced blood clots (also known as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) so that they can assist them as they make decisions related to their healthcare coverage. This fact sheet can be found here. Special thanks to our NDNRC Friend organization, the National Blood Clot Alliance for their authorship of this fact sheet. Last year we released six population specific fact sheets and this fact sheet is the latest in that series which provides navigators and other enrollment specialists with information they need to help these specific populations within the disability community. The previous population specific fact sheets we released last year are as follows:
- What to Know When Assisting Children and Adults in the Autism Community
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with a Child with Special Health Care Needs
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Intellectual Disability
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Mental Illness
- What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Multiple Sclerosis
- Information for Veterans Regarding Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare
The entire list of fact sheets including our topical fact sheets is available here.
Be sure to check out our blog post from this week where we highlight a new rule that was enacted this past summer and is being implemented in this open enrollment period. This rule gives consumers in the federally facilitated marketplace access to more information regarding the coverage of any plan they may be considering for enrollment. This will be especially helpful for individuals with special healthcare needs who require coverage in areas such as durable medical equipment, rehabilitation and habilitation benefits. To read about this new provision and how you can access this additional plan information, click here.
In case you missed it last week, the slides for the NDNRC presentation on the CMS Assisters webinar conducted on December 4th are now available. To view the archived webinar or access the slides, read our news story by clicking here. The slides are also available on our “Webinars/Presentations” page by clicking here.
Are you looking for local partners to help with outreach to the disability community? The NDNRC is funding eighteen Community Outreach Collaboratives (COCs) for the third year of enrollment. This includes the eleven that were funded last year, plus seven new locations in six new states. 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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With the upcoming holidays the next two weeks, we will not be having our regular Friday update. The update will return January 8th. Happy Holidays!