NEW FACT SHEET TO ASSIST CONSUMERS WITH HEALTH CARE VISITS
Do you get questions from consumers on using their coverage or seeing a doctor? A new fact sheet from the University of Washington Aging and Physical Disability Rehabilitation Research and Training Center may be able to help. To learn more about this fact sheet or to download a copy, check out our news item by clicking here. Also, be sure to check out our fact sheet on moving from coverage to care for persons with disabilities, available here.
The Commonwealth Fund has released a new issue brief on Medicaid enrollment and the Marketplace. To read more about what’s included in the brief and to download a copy, click here.
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is hosting a webinar on Monday entitled “Prohibiting Discrimination under the Affordable Care Act – Federal and State Roles and Responsibilities.” It’s scheduled for this Monday, April 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET. To register for the webinar, click here.
NASHP also has a new issue brief that they’ve released on what various states are doing to combat the problem regarding surprise balance billing. To download a copy of this brief, click here.
Recently, CMS issued guidance on the circumstances when a Special Enrollment Period can become retroactive and what the requirements were for meaningful access for individuals with limited English proficiency. The Health Affairs blog has posted an explanation of these two pieces of guidance. To read this blog post, click here.
On Wednesday, CMS released the Medicaid enrollment data for January 2016. 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 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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