Monthly Archives: December 2013

Update: New Regulations on the Dec. 23 Extension and Requiring Issuers to Accept Payment until Dec. 31

The interim final rule amends the date by which a qualified individual must select a qualified health plan (QHP) through any Exchange for an effective coverage date of January 1, 2014. The rule generally allows consumers to select a QHP until December 23, 2013, which is a change from the previously stated regulatory date of December 15, 2013, but permits State Exchanges to select a different date. It also establishes a related policy regarding the

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Community Health Worker Course

HLTH 1210 - Community Health Worker Course 3.0 College Credit hours This course is designed for members of the general public who want to be trained as Community Health Workers (CHW).  CHWs work with people who want or need help getting medical services and healthcare for themselves or their families. The classes are held at the College Center in South Sioux City every Thursday evening from 6:00 - 9:00pm for 10 weeks, starting January 16, 2014,

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New Grant Opportunities for Communities to Assist with Community Behavioral Health

This is an opportunity for communities (from very rural to highly urban) to receive a grant to be involved in identifying current community behavioral health practices and to assist in developing new and improved methods.  We are working with the “Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation” (CAPE) project. This is a national project dedicated to identifying and sharing best practices for benchmarking

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New Grant Opportunity for Communities to Assist with Community Behavioral Health

This is an opportunity for communities (from very rural to highly urban) to receive a grant to be involved in identifying current community behavioral health practices and to assist in developing new and improved methods.  This grant is with the “Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation” (CAPE) project.  This is a national project dedicated to identifying and sharing best practices for benchmarking

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ICD-10 Implementation Project

Recent Developments Nebraska Medicaid is following the same timeline adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) for the transition of the CMS 1500 health insurance paper claim form.  The transition timeline for moving from the current 08/05 version to the 02/12 version is as follows: Effective January 6, 2014, Nebraska Medicaid will begin receiving and processing paper claims submitted on the revised CMS 1500 claim form (version 02/12).

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CMS Announcement: Taking Steps to Smooth Consumers’ Transition into Health Coverage Through the Marketplace

Giving Consumers More Flexibility on Deadlines To Sign Up and Pay For Coverage Extending the Enrollment Deadline to December 23 Today, we are formally extending the deadline for signing up through the Marketplaces for coverage beginning January 1 from December 15 to December 23 (this also applies to the Federally-Facilitated SHOP). We will consider moving this deadline to a later date should exceptional circumstances pose barriers to consumers enrolling

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Nearly 365,000 Americans selected plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace in October and November

1.9 million customers made it through the process but have not yet selected a plan; an additional 803,077 assessed or determined eligible for Medicaid or CHIP Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that nearly 365,000 individuals have selected plans from the state and federal Marketplaces by the end of November.  November alone added more than a quarter million enrollees in state and federal Marketplaces.  Enrollment

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Family Helpline Helps 10,000 Families

Since opening its phone lines in January 2010, the Nebraska Family Helpline has helped more than 10,000 families in the state, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “The Helpline has proven to be a valuable resource for Nebraska families,” said Scot L. Adams, director of the Division of Behavioral Health, which funds the Helpline provided by Boys Town. “Perhaps most importantly, almost two-thirds of callers feel

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HHS announces Affordable Care Act mental health services funding

$50 million from the health care law will expand mental health and substance use disorder services in approximately 200 Community Health Centers nationwide The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it plans to issue a $50 million funding opportunity announcement to help Community Health Centers establish or expand behavioral health services for people living with mental illness, and drug and alcohol problems.  Community

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NACHC Corporate Compliance Training

January 22-23, 2014 - Portland, OR NACHC Corporate Compliance Training

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