POLICY BRIEFS ON PARALYSIS NOW AVAILABLE
NDNRC Partner, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, recently released three new policy briefs on paralysis and its effect on access to health care. The briefs focus on paralysis in the United States, access to durable medical equipment and access to health care for people with paralysis. The findings in these briefs were also published in the American Journal of Public Health. To read some of the highlighted statistics in these briefs or to download the three policy briefs and the journal article, check out our news item by clicking here.
This week, CMS released the list of navigator grants for Open Enrollment Year 4 (OE4). This is the second of a three-year grant for the navigators on the federally facilitated marketplace. To read the CMS press release on the announcement of the OE4 grants, click here. CMS has also prepared a summary of the grant recipients and for the first time, this summary includes organizations acting as sub-grantees on the navigator grants. To download the navigator summary from CMS, click here.
Do you have questions about consumers transitioning onto or off of Medicare from a Marketplace plan or Medicaid? The Center for Medicare Advocacy is hosting a webinar this Thursday, September 15 at 2:00 PM ET entitled “Medicare Transitions for People under 65.” To register for the webinar, click here.
If you do outreach and enrollment with the Hispanic community, be sure to check out the webinar from CMS’s Connecting Kids to Coverage Campaign. The webinar entitled “Increasing Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment in Hispanic Communities” is this Wednesday, September 14 at 2:00 PM ET. To register for this webinar, click here.
The University of Washington, Healthy Aging & Physical Disability, Rehabilitation Research Training Center (RRTC) has released a new fact sheet entitled “How Have Recent Medicaid Changes Affected Beneficiaries with Disabilities?”. To read the fact sheet click here.
Last week, we highlighted a fact sheet from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) on the verification process for Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) in California (that fact sheet is available here). We have noted that CMS has also tighten the rules around SEP eligibility this year. The Health Affairs blog has a post this week which looks at the effect that these new rules have had on SEP enrollments and what CMS is planning to continue to address SEPs. To read the Health Affairs blog post, click here. You can also read our prior news item on the rules which CMS adopted earlier this year 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 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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