NDNRC RELEASES NEW POPULATION SPECIFIC FACT SHEET
Over the holiday, the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) published a new fact sheet for the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Traumatic Brain Injury” is intended to help Navigators identify what issues are unique to consumers with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This fact sheet can be found here. Special thanks to our NDNRC Friend organization, the Brain Injury Association of America for their authorship of this fact sheet.
Just before the holiday break we announced the publication of another new population specific fact sheet, so if you missed it be sure to check out “What to Know When Assisting a Consumer Who Has Experienced, or Is at Risk for, Blood Clots.” That fact sheet was authored by the National Blood Clot Alliance and can be found here.
Last year we released six population specific fact sheets and these two fact sheets are 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.
Here are some other things you may have missed over the holidays:
- The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) reviewed what states had done on Medicaid expansion in 2015 and what states you should watch in 2016. For a breakdown of what states NASHP looked at and for a link to the NASHP article, read our blog post here.
- Kaiser published an article with tips on finding out what drugs are covered by health plans. Our news item on this is here.
- We posted on our blog about a new rule that went into effect this open enrollment period. The rule gives consumers in the federally facilitated marketplace easier access to information regarding the coverage of special health care needs for any plan they may be considering for enrollment. To read about this new provision and how you can access this additional plan information, click here.
- CMS released the Medicaid enrollment data for October 2015. To download a copy of the report, read our news story by clicking 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 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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