MORE RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON NEW NON-DISCRIMINATION RULES
Last month, we reported on the final rules released by HHS on non-discrimination under the ACA (click here for that news item). Last week, the CMS Assisters webinar addressed these rules in detail. That webinar is archived and can still be viewed. To read the CMS announcement on this webinar which includes the link to register and view the archived webinar, click here.
If you want more information on these non-discrimination provisions, there are some great resources you can check out to help you understand the rules. They are as follows:
- HHS Office of Civil Rights summary of final rules
- Explanatory blog by Health Affairs
- National Health Law Program highlights of the §1557 rules
- Summary by NDNRC partner DREDF (Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund)
All of these resources are also available on the AAHD Policy Updates page of the AAHD website, available here.
A new policy brief from Health Affairs examines the effect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had on the rate of uninsureds since its passage in 2010. To read more about this brief or to download a copy, click here.
A new issue brief by the Commonwealth Fund looks at results from their tracking survey of ACA Marketplace consumers from February through April 2016. To read more about this brief or to download a copy, click here.
Speaking of surveys, the Kaiser Family Foundation has recently released a new report which has findings from a survey conducted of individuals who are currently enrolled in non-group health insurance. To read more about this survey or the findings, click here.
Do you do work with the justice population? A new issue brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation addresses outreach efforts in three states to connect individuals in the justice system with Medicaid or other coverage once they are released. To read this issue brief, click here.
The Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) has a new blog post which examines a new report from the California Office of the Patient Advocate which reviewed patient complaints filed regarding their health coverage. To read the CHIR blog post, click here or to download a copy of the report, click here. The report is also available on the California page of our website under “State Specific Resources.”
Another new blog post by the CHIR looks at some of the new rules around special enrollment periods (SEPs) and is available here. If you want more information about the new CMS rules on SEPs, be sure to check out their updated fact sheet, available here. The fact sheet is also available on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Resources – Overview.”
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report from March 2016. For our news item and to download a copy of the report, click here. The report can also be found on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Statistics.” If you are looking for prior Medicaid enrollment reports from CMS, we have recently added a new page to the website that has all the Medicaid enrollment reports archived from January 2014 when Medicaid expansion began. Those reports are archived here.
For an analysis of the new Medicaid enrollment report, click here to read the Health Management Associates’ review of the report which includes key takeaways from the Medicaid enrollment report and the most recent ASPE Marketplace report.
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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