NEW CONFIRMATION PROCESS FOR SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIODS
This week CMS announced a new confirmation process where consumers will need to demonstrate they are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). To read more about this and for links to the CMS fact sheet and the CMS blog on the confirmation process, check out our news item by clicking here. You can also read more about these new requirements in the Health Affairs post here.
Speaking of SEPs, be sure to check out last week’s news item which highlights a new SEP here and if you want to learn more about SEPs, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is hosting a webinar next Thursday, March 3 at 2:00 PM ET all about SEPs. To register for this webinar, click here.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has proposed making changes to the Medicaid expansion in his state. Last week, he discussed these proposals at a briefing with the Alliance for Health Reform and Health Affairs. Health Affairs has recently posted the video of this briefing. To watch the video, check out the Health Affairs blog post here.
This week, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a new issue brief on the remaining uninsured population who would be eligible for Medicaid and CHIP. To read more about the findings and to download the issue brief which also includes state-by-state data, read our news item by clicking here.
Of course, this just emphasizes the fact that even when open enrollment ends, that Medicaid enrollment continues all year round. To help you with the ongoing Medicaid enrollment, check out all our resources related to Medicaid enrollment and eligibility. These fact sheets are as follows:
- Fact Sheet #8: Medically Frail Status As an Exemption to Receiving Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plan with Essential Health Benefits
- Fact Sheet #9: Streamlined Marketplace Application Process
- Fact Sheet #12: Process for Medicaid Eligibility
- Fact Sheet #14: Information for People on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Waiting Lists
- Fact Sheet #15: Medicaid Buy-In
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 our project. This includes the eleven that were funded last year, plus seven new locations in six new states. The COCs 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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