Search results for: ACA Implementation & State Health Reform

  • Even before implementing the ACA’s coverage program requirements last year, many states used data to monitor policies and programs, make adjustments, and, in some cases, measure performance.  ACA implementation has also prompted federal agency partners to create new data and performance reporting requirements for Medicaid, CHIP, and marketplace programs to allow more uniform data collection across […]

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    April 10, 2014 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Webinars
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands health insurance coverage options to millions of uninsured individuals, and makes significant changes to state eligibility and enrollment processes. Many of these changes were implemented by October 1, 2013, with the beginning of the first open enrollment period for health insurance marketplaces. This brief describes states’ experiences—including challenges and […]

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  • Individuals and families began to explore options and enroll in coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on October 1, 2013. States now have nine weeks of experience with open enrollment under their belts and can share early lessons learned in what worked and what did not, and managing the rough spots. During this Maximizing […]

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    November 8, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars
  • (As of April 2013) At a Glance Behavioral health services for Medicaid-enrolled children are available primarily through a public behavioral health delivery system supported by the state’s Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Multiple coordination activities between state agencies are aimed at providing developmental and behavioral health services to […]

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    November 1, 2013 | Filed under: New York
  • States are currently mobilizing their efforts to provide assistance to individuals who will be able to enroll in coverage through the health insurance exchanges beginning in October. All exchanges will offer some level of enrollment assistance through Navigator, or in some case, In-Person Assistance (IPA) programs, as well as support provided by certified application counselors, […]

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    August 20, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars
  • According to the Congressional Budget Office, 14 million individuals will be newly eligible for health insurance through Medicaid, CHIP, or the marketplaces in 2014. The entry of millions of newly insured individuals will certainly strain the capacity of an already burdened health provider workforce. Estimates from the American Association of Medical Colleges suggest that by […]

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    May 7, 2013 | Filed under: Children, Health Insurance Exchanges, Medicaid
  • Medicaid and CHIP provide affordable coverage options to children in low-income families. To create more affordable coverage options for individuals and families at higher-income levels, the federal government will provide an Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC) for individuals and families who purchase marketplace coverage with incomes between 100 and 400 percent FPL and cost-sharing subsidies […]

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    May 7, 2013 | Filed under: Children, Health Insurance Exchanges
  • The ACA envisions a “no wrong door” eligibility and enrollment system for consumers in each state to efficiently connect to the appropriate coverage option. To reach this vision, the ACA introduces a simplified eligibility methodology, called Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI), and requires a seamless system for enrollment and renewal. Some challenges and considerations for states […]

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  • Timeline for ACA Implementation

    January 1, 2014, represented an important date for states to begin insuring individuals through the health insurance marketplaces and expanded Medicaid, if they chose the option, and providing many of the patient protections and benefits offered through the ACA. Through 2014 and beyond, states—whether they have chosen to expand Medicaid or not and whether they […]

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    May 7, 2013 | Filed under: Children, Overall Approach
  • By December 14, 2012, each state establishing a state-based exchange will submit a blueprint to HHS, capturing the most detail yet available regarding keys aspects of the exchanges. States participating in a partnership exchange must submit their blueprints before February 15, 2013. In this webinar, we heard from three state leaders: Peter Lee of California […]

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    December 21, 2012 | Filed under: Insurance Exchanges, Webinars